The Country-by-Country Database is one of the two main outputs of the Ecoheat4EU project along with the DH Barometer. The Database will host the information gathered and produced by this project on the legislation and regulation of each of the 14 represented countries. Each country will eventually have the following documents as the database is gradually built up over the course of the project.
The Database is comprised of the following documents for each country:
Overview of National DHC Market - Summary of the national situation with respect to District Heating and Cooling.
Overview of DHC Legislative Framework - Summary of the national Legislation regarding District Heating and Cooling.
Support Measures for DHC - Legislation providing support to district heating and cooling technologies - including those using renewable energy sources - are identified, described and classified per target country.
Implementation of EC Directives - The specific effects on DHC of the national implementation of key EC Directives are reviewed for each country individually.
Local Success Stories - For each target country 2 best practice of local initiatives, municipal or regional, that have led to the expansion of DH or DC or both, are documented.
Needs, Challenges, Barriers & Opportunities - Detailed analysis of the market challenges and oppurtunities for DHC in each project country.
Effectiveness of National Support - Analysis and assesment of the effectiveness of national support legislation.
Recommendations for Policy Makers - Recomendations for national policy makers are drawn up and documented here. The document provides country specific recommendations for policy-makers on the legislative restructurings to undertake in order to optimise the legal support framework for DHC within the country concerned.
Benefits of DHC & HR - This is a one sided A4 document detailing the benifits of district heating and cooling written in English and translated into all 11 other project languages.In this document three country specific indicators are also provided:
- Potential for CO2 reductions
- Potential for primary energy savings
- Potential for integration of renewables