The equipment shed of the Weidach fire brigade is getting a gas heating system. © Christoph Hardt via IMAGO
The conversion of the equipment shed of the Weidach volunteer fire brigade is already underway. The building is to be heated with gas – despite the Energy Act.
Wolfratshausen – In April, the Federal Cabinet decided to renew the Building Energy Act. According to this, from 2024 onwards, 65 percent of all newly installed heating systems are to be powered by renewable energies. For the ongoing renovation of the Weidach fire department's equipment shed, however, only a gas boiler is an option for many reasons. This was announced by Mayor Klaus Heilinglechner at the meeting of the Building and Environment Committee.
Despite the Building Energy Act: Brand new gas heating system for Weidach fire station
"There is no space for a wood chip or pellet bunker, the property is too close to the Loisach for a water heat pump, air-source heat pumps are currently incompatible with the surrounding residential development, and oil heating is a worse option than gas heating," the announcement reads.
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A later connection to the planned geothermal district heating network in Gelting is possible, but currently uncertain. The installation of the gas heating system, which was originally planned for 2024, is to be completed as early as this year. Dr. Hans Schmidt and Rudi Seibt (both Greens) nevertheless inquired about the feasibility of an air-source heat pump solution. City hall employee Thomas Wenig pointed out that the planning office responsible for the building services had checked the situation on site. "We don't like the gas heating either, but there's no other option at the moment."
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