The INTERREG NWE “HeatNet NEW” project aims at lifting bottlenecks to the development of low carbon DHC in North West Europe.

In this part of Europe, the supply of heat by DHC does not exceed 7% whereas in Central or Northern Europe it can exceed 50%. 4th generation DHC are rare despite their advantages (lower temperatures for less heat loss, energy storage, and network adapted to low consumption buildings…).

HeatNet NWE aims to improve the dissemination of good practices concerning the installation of 4th generation heating networks, and to achieve savings of 15,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Citizens cannot be left aside of such projects. They need to know and understand what DHC entails to connect. The efficiency of the connection relies also on their behaviour… and an energy efficient primary heat network requires an efficient secondary network. This is the reason why Habitat du Littoral, social housing organisation in Northern France, joined the projet as associated partner. As most of its housing stock is connected to a DHC (mostly fuelled with renewables), it decided to improve the energy performance of some building and to communicate on DHC to tenants while supporting eco-behaviours.

Monique Delattre (Triennal – Chemin Vert) is satisfied with heating system.

Field of action: Environment

Geographical coverage: UK, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Ireland

Link to the web page: http://www.habitat-du-littoral.com/hlm-boulogne-sur-mer-logements-details-291.php

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