DISTRICT HEATING IN PARISH COMMUNITY CENTRES / CEMETERY FACILITIES
Parish Community Centre
Most community centres with confirmation classrooms, offices etc., located in district heating areas are already connected to district heating. Some smaller buildings are possibly heated with electricity. If such buildings are only used occasionally, installing an air-air heat pump is a cheaper solution than installing a complete heating system connected to district heating.If the building is heated with oil, it will usually be relatively simple to convert to district heating.
District heating in a parish community centre.
Many small cemetery facilities are heated by electric heating, even if the church is heated by district heating. In such cases, it is often fairly expensive to convert from electric heating to district heating as a complete heating system with heat exchanger, management and installation of radiators for water heating must be installed. If the building has modest energy consumption, the savings will be correspondingly small, which provides a long payback time, perhaps in the order of 15 - 25 years.
If parts of the smaller facilities are heated with electric underfloor heating, it is a further complication. Setting up another floor heating system is very costly. Installing radiators is a solution, if possible. In bathrooms and changing rooms, this will imply cold floors and a decrease in comfort.
In some cases, the church building and cemetery facilities are located with some distance from each other with the cemetery in between. In such cases, installing heating pipes in a good way is difficult.
The price of district heating varies from one district heating plant to another, but is typically between 0.50 to 1.00 kr. per kWh heat. In addition to this are fixed charges and maybe a penalty, if the cooling of the district heating water is not sufficient. The fixed charges are calculated in different ways, but will often be between 4,000 and 10,000 kr. annually.
When installing district heating, a connection fee is paid the price of which varies from one district heating plant to another, typically 20,000 to 35,000 kr.
Danish Energy Agency for district heating: http://sparenergi.dk/forbruger/varme/fjernvarme