Renewable Heating and Cooling

Innovative technologies and concepts for sustainable heating and cooling
energy innovation austria 3/2022

Publisher: BMK in cooperation with the Climate and Energy Fund
English, 12 pages

Content Description

The heating sector is of extreme importance for the energy transition as approximately half of the final energy consumption in Austria can be attributed to the generation of heat. 40 % of this consists of space heating and domestic hot water generation. The efficient cooling of buildings is also becoming an increasingly important topic. There is high potential in the building sector to improve energy efficiency by utilising new technologies and switching to renewable energy sources for heating purposes.

Content overview

  • Topic: Climate-neutral heat supply
    The key to the energy transition
  • Project: ThermaFLEX
    Flagship project for more flexible heating networks
  • ThermaFLEX Demo Project: Heat from the thermal baths
    Use of waste heat in Vienna's district heating network
  • ThermaFLEX Demo Project: District heating in Saalfelden
    Modernisation of the biomass heating plant
  • Project: Sol4City
    Integrated solar supply concept for climate-neutral buildings in the city
  • International Networking
    • IEA Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC TCP)
      Solar Energy Buildings
    • IEA District Heating and Cooling (DHC TCP)
      Integration of renewable energy sources in district heating and cooling systems
  • Project: Heat Harvest
    "Harvesting" solar waste heat in urban environments