ReUseHeat Handbook

The long awaited ReUseHeat Handbook for increased recovery of urban excess heat is publicly available here.

It is the culmination of the ReUseHeat project work and consolidates information from low-temperature waste heat recovery sites. Apart from technical validation, the ReUseHeat project has generated knowledge about the urban waste heat potential in Europe, main stakeholders, how to write efficient contracts and low-temperature business model characteristics.

Contribute to the ReUseHeat Handbook

The readers’ contribution is valuable to finalising this report and as such, you are most welcome to contribute, as part of our initiative for a Stakeholder dialogue for improving the handbook. Please provide your comments on this online document. The input will be collected until the end of June 2022. After an assessment, it will be incorporated as a separate section in the updated version that will be published by September 2022.

The handbook analysis examines whether LTDH is cost-effective and competitive compared to high-temperature DH and individual heating technologies, by comparing the levelized cost of heat (LCOH) estimations calculated for each heating solution. In this study, LCOH is calculated with an Excel-based calculation tool which is you can download here and use it for your calculations.