Heat and cooling sources

Thermal networks provide a connection between areas generating a large surplus or heat or cold and those with a need for heat or cold.

Heat and cooling sources are local, renewable and CO2-free energy sources which may be of interest for heat production in thermal networks. Nowadays, only renewable or CO2-free energy sources are considered for heat generation in thermal networks. Such sources include waste heat, ambient heat and biomass. While biomass (e.g. woodchips) can be transported almost without restriction, waste heat and groundwater (providing ambient heat) are restricted to a particular location.

The data is provided by the Verband Fernwärme Schweiz (VFS) and is based on information from the Federal Register of Buildings and Dwellings. The information is provided for the general public and is not official or legally binding.

Specialist staff
Last modification 11.07.2019

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