1.4.1 Low-carbon options to supply heating and cooling in buildings

Course subject(s) 1. Heating and cooling in buildings

In this video you will learn about low-carbon options to supply heating and cooling in buildings. We will look into different types of fuel, the CO2 contents of these fuels, and we will investigate cooling efficiencies in the current market.

Key takeaways: 

  • Natural gas, oil and coal all lead to direct CO2 emissions when directly used to heat buildings.
  • Electricity and centrally produced heat don’t lead to direct CO2 emissions with the buildings but to indirect CO2 emission in case fossil fuels are used for the production of electricity and distributed heat.
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