Sustai­nable Passive Plus houses with Bio District heat­ing, lear­nings from a case study in Tarm, Denmark.

By Søren Dietz 

In Denmark 2/3 of buil­ding heat is District heat­ing. The poli­ti­cal aim is to reduce CO2emissions by 70% in 2030 with 1990 as refe­rence. Buil­dings make up for 40% of the CO2 emis­sions – so reducing green house gas from buil­ding play a major role.

Green­house gas reduction may come from both saving energy and trans­for­m­ing the energy sector to non fossil. Biomass resour­ces are not local grown. 2/3 of wood Biomass for District Heat­ing is impor­ted from Russia and the Baltic coun­tries.

How can Denmark achieve climate goals, in a sustai­nable way, with Bio District heat­ing with less Biomass – is more buil­ding insu­la­tion the answer?