This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691624
For the first time in Salzburg and Styria new building regulations are in force requiring the use of solar heat or other renewable sources for water heating in new buildings. An alternative option is the purchase of renewable district heat.
The new regulations require the proof of low CO2-emissions in the heat supply. Exceptions are made when district heat from renewable energy sources or from highly-efficient CHP is purchased. However, also a complete exception can be effected if the use of renewable energies is proofed as uneconomical. The requirements in Salzburg for new buildings were extended regarding passive solar gains and maximum allowed CO2-emissions of heating installations. Accordingly the use of an oil or gas boiler without a solar heating system will be impossible.
Source: “SONNE, WIND & WÄRME“, 30.05.2011: Österreichisches Baugesetz - Festsetzung maximal erlaubter CO2-Emissionen sorgt für Einsatz von solarer Warmwasserbereitung, www.bva-solar.de
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