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WaterWarmth (Intereg North Sea): Accelerating the Fossil-Free Heating and Cooling Transition

by Linda Bertelsen
the project partners are developing the large scale implementation sites. One of them is on Buda Eiland in Kortrijk

DBDH is proud to be a partner in the innovative WaterWarmth project, alongside 21 other partners, aiming to revolutionize heating and cooling systems. The project’s first pilot has commenced at the HOWEST Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen Campus in Kortrijk, located in south-west Flanders, Belgium. Here, buildings integrating education, living, and entrepreneurship are set to be heated and cooled by aquathermal energy extracted from the river Leie. By harnessing aquathermal energy, the project aims to demonstrate the smartest and most energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions.

The large implementation site on Buda Eiland in Kortrijk

In addition to the pilots in the WaterWarmth project, the project partners are developing the large scale implementation sites. One of them is on Buda Eiland in Kortrijk.

Initially, research has assessed the potential energy extraction from watercourses. Encouraging findings from a preliminary scan along the Leie river suggest promising prospects for future developments. Currently, deeper feasibility studies are underway to facilitate a large-scale implementation on Buda Island.

Moving forward, the emphasis will be on engaging all stakeholders in a collaborative effort. These stakeholders include the city government, landowners on Buda Island, as well as grid and energy operators.

Stay updated on our progress by visiting the WaterWarmth LinkedIn profile and subscribing to our newsletters. You will also find information about all the pilots performed under this project here.

For more information contact Lesia Logvynenko at ll@dbdh.dk or Hanne Kortegaard Støchkel at hks@dbdh.dk