Heat and cold storage

Regulation of Heat Storage and Cold Storage under the Environment and Planning Act

Buildings are subject to ever stricter sustainability and environmental performance requirements. To meet these requirements, larger buildings regularly use heat and cold storage. This system stores heat and cold underground, providing a sustainable energy source for buildings. It can be either an open-loop geothermal system (using the groundwater) or a closed-loop geothermal system (circulating coolant through underground pipes). The EPA's entry into force entailed various significant changes to the rules on heat and cold storage systems.

Our Heat and Cold Storage factsheet discusses the main regulatory differences between the old and new law under the EPA. It also highlights some practical issues to bear in mind. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experts: Monica Sonderegger, Eva Struik or Pepijn Smits.
The factsheet is available in Dutch. If you would like an English translation, please contact omgevingswet@houthoff.com.


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