Challenge #13

how can we …

avoid or lessen the use of terrace heaters in the hospitality sector in Ghent?


City of Ghent – Environment and climate department

Our mission is to move our city to a sustainable and climate neutral city.

Involved SDG's

#07 – Affordable & clean energy

#12 – Responsible consumption & production


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Problem description

A lot of terraces of bars and restaurants use terrace heaters in the winter to let people sit outside comfortably. These use a lot of energy, which we want to avoid.

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students are working on this challenge

What has been done already?

Not much

What are the next steps?

Change of mentality in hospitality sector and its customers.

New design solution to solve the problem in a more energy-efficient way.

Expected outcome

A report of the conclusions and an action plan for a communication campaign