Programming projects FEDER 2014 – 2020


With the public becoming increasingly aware of climate change, and with fossil energy sources running out, renewable energies are in full boom. Geothermics is among these new sources of energy, and it is both emissions-free and inexhaustible.

However, in the Brussels area, installing new geothermal systems can be more difficult, among other things, by a lack of accurate data on the ground below the city; this means systems cannot be properly sized and/or that cost-benefit analyses cannot be carried out before investing in projects on a larger scale.  BRUGEO ‘s goal is to promote geothermics in the Brussels area, especially shallow geothermal installations with a heat pump. Mapping the geothermal potential of Brussels will make it easier to switch to this clean and renewable source of energy.

This project involves major players in the Brussels geothermal sector, i.e. ULB (‘BATir’ department), VUB (Department of Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering), the Geological Survey of Belgium, Environment Brussels, and the Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI).


Programme: 2014 – 2020

Total budget: 1.08 Mio €

EU + BCR Budget: 0.97 Mio €

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