Heating system leads the way

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Sheffield’S district heating system is being used as an example to other urban areas across the world about the benefits of environmentally-friendly technology.

The system uses energy from the Bernard Road incinerator to heat more than 100 city centre buildings, reducing demand for fossil fuels and cutting down on the waste sent to landfill.

Sheffield Council is using it as an example of solutions to problems facing other large cities as part of its submission to an international project involving 20 urban areas which will make joint efforts to ‘discover and implement’ solutions.

Councils for each of the areas, which also include York and London in the UK, have formed Living Labs Global - a non-profit association which will evaluate around 1,000 ideas to improve the quality of life of citizens.