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The Corbie Ring Hotel, Lommel, Belgium.
Photography by: Charlotte Georis
A SUSTAINABLE BELGIAN HOTEL, THANKS TO HYDROCARBONS The Corbie Ring Hotel in Lommel, which officially opened its doors in February 2018, opted for the TripleAqua – a complete heating and cooling system that also stores energy – thanks to its efficiency and environmental credentials. – By Charlotte McLaughlin
he Belgian town of Lommel – a jewel of the Flanders region – is rich in the quartz sand that forms the basis of the high-quality glass for which the area is famous. It is also home to the largest solar park in Belgium, which produces energy for over 24,000 households in the region. The town now has another claim to fame – the Corbie Ring Hotel, arguably the most sustainable hotel in Belgium. During construction of the hotel, which is now partially open, the owner opted to install the TripleAqua: an energy-efficient heat pump employing natural refrigerant propane (R290), a hydrocarbon, with a global warming potential (GWP) of three. “This is the most sustainable hotel in Belgium thanks to the TripleAqua,” Bart Beerten, owner of HVAC contractor Willems-Diels – which installed the unit at the Lommel hotel – told Accelerate Europe.
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