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Increase the attractiveness of your multi-family building

Modern heating technology gives property owners and managers numerous ways to improve energy efficiency in their buildings. Whether planning a new build, renovation or refurbishment.
Danfoss aims to bring the full benefits of efficient heating systems to everyone involved in apartment block living. This means achieving a better return on investment, lower overall costs, greater comfort and safety, and reduced environmental impact.

Considering residents’ comfort and safety, reduction of environmental impact as well as final operational costs, electric heating is the ideal solution for multifamily houses.


Multiple application design options are available for all sorts of projects, from renovations to new builds.
User needs, functional requirements, budget and investment returns must all be taken into consideration when selecting the right solution.

How we can help you

For residents

  • Affordable rent and utilities with no surprises
  • Hygenic domestic hot water whenever I need it
  • Individual temperature zones - anytime, everywhere
  • Modern building services - that I don't have to worry about
  • No noises from the heating system and all the radiators give off heat
  • Modern heating technology that gives the environment a break
  • Indoor comfort and outdoor safety ensured​ by electric heating solutions

For owners

  • Stable costs during planning and implementation of renovation and new-build projects
  • Lowest possible investment with rapid payback
  • Retains its value over the longterm: easy to rent, easy to sell
  • No need for legionella testing
  • Satisfied tenants: no complaints due to noise or under-supply to individual radiators
  • Reliable heating technology - easy to operate and easy to bill
  • No repair costs after winter season ​due to electric heating solutions
Energy efficiency in heating and cooling systems

Energy efficiency in heating and cooling systems

To create a sustainable future, lowering energy consumption and CO2 emissions should be high on our agenda. Energy efficient heating and cooling solutions for buildings and district energy that can achieve exactly that, are already here today.

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Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Application guide Danfoss Indoor Cable Floor Heating Systems Application manual English Multiple 20 Aug, 2018 3.6 MB .pdf
Brochure Modern heating technology for housing associations English United Kingdom 22 Feb, 2017 12.0 MB .pdf
Brochure Modern heating technology for housing associations English Multiple 07 Jul, 2016 4.4 MB .pdf

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Case stories

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    New heating system with ASV automatic balancing valves in apartment building, Tallinn, Estonia

    Too warm, too cold, and no chance to regulate the heating inside the individual apartment – those were the issues facing the residents in a 9-storey apartment building in Tallinn, Estonia. By upgrading the existing one-pipe system into a two-pipe system with automatic hydronic balancing, the residents now enjoy improved comfort and 25 percent savings on the energy bill.

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    Hydronic balancing with ASV in residential building, Milan, Italy

    Some years ago, the radiators in five 9-storey apartment buildings in Milan, Italy were equipped with thermostatic radiator valves. Not until the system was fitted with automatic balancing valves, however, did the benefits of the new TRVs materialize in terms of 14 percent energy savings, less noise from the heating system and improved indoor comfort for the residents.

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    Hydronic balancing for a housing association, Mjolby, Sweden

    Energy efficiency and indoor comfort are top of mind among building owners today. Also in Sweden, where the housing association “Bostadsbolaget AB” in Mjölby took action when they were confronted with a rising energy bill due to insufficient heat distribution in a 10-storey residential building.

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    EvoFlat in 324 apartments, Sonderborg, Denmark

    The installation of EvoFlat in 324 apartments belonging to SAB, a housing association in the Danish town of Sønderborg, has led to average annual energy savings of an estimated 30% per apartment.

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    Renovation of an apartment building with flat stations, Hamburg, Germany

    Until 2014, the apartments in this multi-family building located in the Hamburg suburb of Bergedorf were heated using electrical water heaters and supplied with domestic hot water using electrical instantaneous water heaters. Now, after the renovation, a block heating station in the basement of the building provides heating distributed via flat stations installed in the stairwell and used for decentralized domestic hot water. Tenants were able to stay in their apartments throughout the renovation process.

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    Domestic hot water for a new apartment building, Weitblick, Germany

    Under the German Drinking Water Ordinance, building owners and managers must ensure lasting prevention of Legionella in the domestic hot water systems used in residential buildings.