Local initiatives in the neighbourhood play an important role in the heat transition of their neighbourhood or district. They know their neighbourhood best, they represent local residents and have expertise in the field. With the interests of the residents on the first place, they like to think about a sustainable future for the neighbourhood. Such a neighbourhood collective is often formalized in an energy cooperative
An energy cooperative knows that much more can be achieved with a collective than all individual residents separately. Knowledge can be shared, purchases can be done collectively and a (collective) heat solution can be managed that would never be possible individually. Just think of collective heat buffering or collective purchasing of electricity, not to mention the collective generation of energy.
But how do you know which heat solution is the right one for the local residents and how far can you recommend local residents to insulate? The answers to it remain vague if you do not have the correct calculations.