📑 Can we heat buildings without burning fossil fuels?

Bookmarked Can we heat buildings without burning fossil fuels? (bbc.com)

When it comes to the transitions towards zero carbon, heating is a promising target. Cutting edge technology could make the ingoing energy more renewable and less wasteful. And more broadly, these designs are about tailoring heating systems to the environment around them, from pulling ambient heat from the sewers below, to taking note of the precise angle of the sun in the winter sky.

Rather than pitting our heating systems against the environment, they can be redesigned to make the most of it.

Laura Cole investigates alternatives required to reach zero emmissions. These initiatives include utilising renewable heating and cooling from sewers and houses. This is something also explored by Richelle Hunt and Warwick Long in the Conversation Hour with the work being done at Cape Paterson.

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