8 November 2017 // Final dissemination webinars #1 - Heating & cooling planning in Eastern Europe: Making outdated systems reliable and sustainable

8 November 2017, 13:00-14:15

In many Eastern European cities, district heating systems were built during the communist era. Nowadays most of these systems are outdated and inefficient due to a lack of investments over the past decades. In many cases, the heat is generated from technologies using fossil fuels, and these district heating systems are often unreliable and not sustainable in their current state. However, an efficient district heating system supplied by renewable energy is a solution to achieve strong decarbonisation of heating and cooling in densely-populated areas.

In the course of the progRESsHEAT project, 2050 heating and cooling strategies have been developed for two municipalities located in former communist countries - Brașov (Romania) and Litoměřice (Czech Republic) - with a bold objective of decarbonisation.
These strategies, the specifities of these cases and lessons learned will be presented and discussed during the webinar.

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