Society today has a heavy reliance on energy in order to function, for example to heat up or cool down buildings, to make journeys, to power industrial processes, to provide illumination, to make appliances work, etc.

Renewable energy generation in the Brussels Region

Renewable energy equals energy that does not affect any “stocks”. The potential in terms of renewable energy generation within the Region's territory is very limited.

Overall energy intensity

The energy intensity is the relationship between the amount of energy a sector consumes and a variable that represents this sector.

Energy intensity of the tertiary sector

In 2011, the tertiary energy consumption in the Brussels-Capital Region amounted to an average of 12,000 kWh per job in the service sector.

Energy consumption by transport sector

In 2011, the energy consumption in the (public and private) transport sector of the Brussels-Capital Region represents more than a fifth of Region’s final consumption.

Total energy consumption of the Region

In 2011, the Brussels Capital Region consumed 20,826 GWh.
Between 2004 and 2011, all sectors combined saw an overall decrease in the total final consumption (-18%).

Energy intensity of residential sector

In 2011, the residential energy consumption in the Brussels-Capital Region amounted to an average of 14,500 kWh per household. The energy intensity hence dropped by 33% between 1999 and 2011.

Rue du Houblon

This passive duplex residence is located above the passage toward the common areas of the 'Impressions du Centre' site. A hybrid structure has been chosen: a wood frame combined with concrete floors on metal columns.

The remarkable insulation values of the shell result in a very low heating requirement: 15 kWh/m²/yr (Brussels average: 150). A double flow ventilation system for the two housing units guarantees good air quality. 



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