A conventional heating system consists of three elements :
- the central boiler room : where the heat that will circulate in the network is produced
- transmission and distribution pipelines : pipes carrying heat (hot water or steam).
- substations : heat delivery points. They establish the interface between the heating system and the building.
Energy used :
Heat can be generated from many sources. The energy sources most frequently used by heating networks are as follows :
- natural gas
- fuel oil
- biomass, usually in the form of wood energy (waste wood, pellets)
- heat recovered from waste (eg. CADIOM, whose energy is recovered from the Household Waste Incineration Plant at Cheneviers).
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tonnes of CO2 saved
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