Changing the game
Implementing or replacing district energy networks can put quite some strain on a community. It is often associated with endless road blocks, streets turning into sand boxes, parking problems, and disturbing excavation works. On top of that, their installation or operation can come with quite a package of risks; leakages, deteriorating insulation material, downtime, … in most cases a direct cause of faulty connections. This leads to an underperforming network, higher energy bills, even more disturbance and spiralling operating costs. That doesn’t do much for public opinion about district energy schemes, an otherwise ideal solution for a collective transition towards more resilient, and sustainable communities.
Breaking the barriers
We decided to put a halt to this. Now no longer a fantasy, Flexalink is the revolution we’ve been waiting for. Co-created in 2010 with several district heating companies, Flexalink connection technology has proved to be a real game-changer. Ideal for both heating, cooling and tap water grids, these prefabricated house connections reduce the connections on site to just 30% of traditional designs and allow a complete street to be connected to a district network in no time. That greatly mitigates the 2 major barriers in any network installation: disturbance on daily life, and installation and operation risks.