Heating of buildings in Belgium is primarily done by means of fossil fuel sources. Making our heat production CO2 neutral will be a substantial challenge. Besides individual solutions such as heat pumps, wood pellets or thermal solar energy, a great potential lies in collective sustainable heat sources. District heating is the ideal way to use these sources efficiently and reliably.




Opportunities in Belgium

Recent European studies demonstrate in Belgium up to 40% of the heat demand in buildings can be met with sustainable district heating. In the centre of cities and municipalities, district heating is the first option to make the heat supply more sustainable. This requires an ambitious long-term policy on all policy levels: local, regional and national.

Inspiration from Denmark

In Denmark, a share of 63% of the heat supply is provided by district heating, being on its way to 100% sustainable heating. What can we learn from this Danish success story? How can a similar sustainable approach be implemented in Belgium?

Are you a politician or policy worker active in a local or national government? Are you an architect or project developer interested in district heating? Join this conference and get a clear view on the potential of district heating in Belgium.

This conference will be organised by the two renewable energy federations ODE (District heating Flanders) and EDORA, in collaboration with the Danish trade mission and with the support of DBDH (Danish Board for District Heating).

Op woensdag 11 december organiseert ISVAG in Antwerpen een aanvullende tweede workshop over warmtenetten.