The construction of the world’s largest low-temperature district heating network started in 2017. In September 2019 the first customer got heat delivered. When finalised, the network will provide 40,000 inhabitants with fossil-free heat.

In the City of Lund, you can find the world’s largest low-temperature district heating network. It is built at Brunnshög, a district in the city right next to the two large research facilities MAX IV (basically a synchrotron radiation-based microscope) and the European Spallation Source, ESS (a new joint European particle accelerator).

Fossil-free residual heat from the processes in MAX IV’s laboratories will heat the entire residential area, which when completed will have 40,000 inhabitants. The heat demand for Brunnshög will be 24 GWh and is well covered by MAX IV’s 28 GWh residual heat. When ESS is operational, an additional 200 GWh of residual heat will be produced in northeast Lund.

Find out more about Brunnshög’s low-temperature district heating and join in on the digital study visit and learn about low-temperature district heating, advantages for apartment buildings, the special pipes that can be used due to lower temperature and more.

Watch the movie here. 

Illustration: Atkins

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