EBP_BM - Chile

District Heating Systems as a Solution for Air Pollution in Southern Chile’s Cities

Contract: 2017.02

District Heating Systems as a Solution for Air Pollution
in Southern Chile’s Cities 

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Pilot Project


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Project Start :

March 2017


End of Project :

Planned 2020

Partners :

EBP Schweiz AG, Zollikon, /, Roger Walter


Swiss Contribution

EBP Schweiz AG has proven long-term experience in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields within the building sector. EBP Chile is linked very closely with major local stakeholders from industry and national authorities. Further experienced Swiss project partners are: Dr. Eicher Consulting GmbH, Belmont Energie Raum GmbH and INES Energieplanung GmbH.


Most buildings are heated with wood in southern Chile’s cities. A large amount of poor quality firewood with high moisture content is burned in inefficient wood-burning plants. This results in massive air pollution.

Due to the growing use of fossil fuels for heat production, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are greatly increasing. One of the key solutions in improving this situation is the operation of district heating systems based on renewable energies. This project includes the elaboration of a handbook, outlining the different processes in detail; from the concept to the commissioning of district heating systems.