Getzner Textil began preparations for the implementation of waste heat recovery as early as 2000. A forward-looking project with a triple win-win situation: good for the customers, Getzner Textil AG as an energy supplier and for the environment. The district heating network, which was put into operation in 2001, has since supplied numerous public buildings in the immediate vicinity of the company's headquarters as well as the local Val Blu outdoor and indoor swimming pool with heat. The network consists of about 2,000 metres of pipeline.
There are two sources of waste heat at Getzner Textil: Compressors and flue gas heat exchangers of the steam boiler plants. Of the total heat input of 11.3 GWh, 6.2 GWh is used internally each year and the rest is made available for public buildings.