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district heating Line breaks: dis|trict heat|ing

Definition of district heating in English:


[mass noun]
The supply of heat or hot water from one source to a district or a group of buildings.
Example sentences
  • In Sweden a system known as district heating allows buildings to be heated from a central town boiler, usually fuelled from wood.
  • This means removing the dust and sulphur dioxide from the emissions and using the heat efficiently through district heating schemes.
  • A district heating scheme, using heat from the mini power-station centred on the incinerator, was always part of the plan.

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