To make this measure more effective and tailored to the specific context of your company, we recommend that you first perform an overall analysis of your energy situation.
The heating installation: an important leverage point in the energy transition
To protect against the unpredictability of the energy market and successfully achieve the energy transition, the heat production unit is a major leverage point. As its purpose is to supply heat for comfort and operational needs, the heating system must scale to provide the temperature levels and quantities necessary to keep the business running smoothly at all times. Today, there are heat production systems that are adapted to each temperature level, can be modulated in terms of power and are environmentally friendly.
Definition of the company’s heating requirements
Analysis of the current situation
- Determine the parameters of the current installation, e.g. age, general condition, temperature level, consumption and associated costs, etc.
Needs assessment by a qualified tradesman (heating installer) or by an advisory engineering office:
- Analysis of general heating requirements in accordance with DIN EN 12831.
- Analysis of the power required by heat-consuming appliances
- Analysis and reassessment of the temperature levels required for the various applications.
Identification of the solution and verification of the feasibility of the heating installation project
Definition of the solution
- Based on the needs analysis, define the solution in collaboration with a supplier, a consultancy office or a qualified tradesman (heating installer).
- In addition to the main heat production unit, consider recovering waste heat or combining the unit with solar thermal heating.
Verification of the proposed heating installation regarding operating permits
When adapting existing installations and particularly when setting up new installations, check the nomenclature of classified establishments.
Drawing up specifications and requesting tenders for the heating system project
Notice: Incentive effect needs to be respected for all requests for subsidies (state or otherwise)
In order to respect the “incentive effect”, no binding commitment (signing a quotation; paying a deposit) can be made BEFORE having received the agreement in principle from the State or the electricity and natural gas supplier following a request for assistance.
- SME Packages – Sustainability
- Flat-rate €5,000 grant for small and medium-sized businesses for projects to reduce their environmental impact, costing between €6,650 and €25,000 excluding VAT.
- SME scheme – Subsidies for consultancy services
- Support for small and medium-sized businesses, up to 50% of external consultancy fees
- Verification of project eligibility and organisation granting the subsidy: General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Consultancy for SME)
- For further information:
- House of Entrepreneurship of the Chamber of Commerce
- Chambre des Métiers
- Temporary environmental impact subsidies
- The “SME Packages Sustainability” subsidy scheme has been extended to further encourage businesses to invest in measures that substantially improve their environmental impact.
- Check company eligibility and costs: General Directorate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (Consultancy for SME)
- For questions:
- Environmental protection scheme – Investment subsidies for environmental protection
- Verification of company eligibility and costs: Directorate General – Industry, New Technologies and Research
- Support in drawing up the subsidy application file prior to submission to the Ministry of the Economy
- For further information: Luxinnovation
- More information and assistance for businesses on environmental investment is available in the Simplified Guide for Businesses.
N.B. State subsidies cannot be cumulated for the same project.
Application for subsidies from electricity and natural gas suppliers
As of 2015, natural gas and electricity suppliers are obliged under the Commitment Mechanism to generate energy savings among their consumers. Since then, energy suppliers have been offering monitoring and advisory services as well as subsidy programmes for consumers to implement energy efficiency measures.
The providers offering this service to companies are as follows:
Application for a premium from the nova naturstroum fund
The objective of the nova naturstroum fund is to promote and valorise sustainable development in Luxembourg. The following premiums are available specifically for businesses:
- “heating” premium
It should be noted that the subsidies from suppliers and the premium from the Fonds nova naturstroum can be cumulated with any state subsidies for the same project.
After the heating installation has been carried out
- Inspection of the installation by a representative of the Chambre des Métiers
- Approval of any new heating installation using diesel, solid fuel or gas by the SCRB Department of the Chambre des Métiers.
- Scheduling of regular maintenance and inspection of the installation.