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Municipality of Zoersel

The project contributes to the ambition of the municipality to reduce its CO2 emissions by 2030 and to share its experiences with its residents and other local and regional governments.

In collaboration with the other partners and with the extra funds Zoersel will not only achieve this goal, but also deliver a contribution to the further development of cross-border and sustainable protection of natural resources by using innovative techniques to achieve this ambition.

Zoersel has already installed solar panels on public buildings. In this project, the challenge is to recover solar power at a historical valuable building without affecting its view and its heritage values.

The municipality of Zoersel plans to build a new village hall in one of its suburbs. This new village hall adjoins a historic public building (the ‘Pastorium’). As this historic building is being integrated into this construction project (i.e. the incorporation of this building into the structure of the new village hall, with shared use of facilities) and renovated at the same time, Zoersel wants to find it a suitable new purpose.

At the present time, however, with the techniques currently available, it is not easy to recover solar power at a building of historic importance without affecting its appearance and its heritage values.

Together with the other partners and extra funds Zoersel hopes to complete this project successfully by using innovative thermal solar roofing tiles, to be a source of inspiration to other governments (cross-border) and to contribute to the further development of solar energy use.

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