The term "economies of scale" often pops up in discussions about energy. Which raises the following question: what is cheaper and less polluting?
In short, it is worth calculating. And the specialists do not always agree.
District heating has many benefits.
In Iceland, 89% of residents have their homes connected to a district heating network, fuelled by heat sources at 150°C maximum.
The Bervoets sustainable quarter in Forest in Brussels has 239 housing units and twelve workshops and shops connected to a district heating system. There are also other opportunities in the capital, where housing is dense and there are many sources of free heat (incinerators, industry, etc.).
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