This city, which prides itself on progressive, bold and community-centered ideas, uses geothermal and thermal energy networks to help reach its goal of 100 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years.
As energy bills go up and down, many consumers are sometimes put in the position of paying the electric or gas bill or buying food or medicine. Communities can help by researching alternative heating methods, such as sharing waste heat.
Thermal energy networks, wastewater energy transfer and phase change materials are three technologies that can further our decarbonization and electrification work. Read on to see how they work together.
As we undertook an enormous infrastructure project after World War II to build gas pipelines, our future includes constructing local thermal energy networks — much more practical than country-wide pipelines.