Every autumn, the heating in many houses is switched on again. In the Netherlands there is a lot of natural gas being burned in order to get it comfortably warm inside. In 2050 in the Netherlands, the supply of natural gas to the built environment will be cut off in order to achieve a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. How are the Dutch going to heat their houses without the use of natural gas? What innovative solutions are there to warm homes in cities?
PhD student Stef Boesten researches how buildings in cities can be warmed in the future, partly within the EU-INTERRREG project D2GRIDS. The Open University of the Netherlands is an important partner in this project and is accountable for the long-term strategy and for training and education. The D2GRIDS-project includes