Before starting an investment and implementing any installation, every investor needs to undergo several procedural stages. These are defined by regulations being in force in particular countries.

In cases where installations are sought that require construction, conversion or demolition of a structure, a building permit is usually required. Ahead of applying for a building permit, the investor might be obliged to conduct an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the planned installation. The last stage of the investment when the installation is completed, might require obtaining operational permit, occupancy permit and alike.

Following the right procedures will be required for many waste heat recovery installations. Some cases of waste heat utilization installations however might not require any permits at all.

This section of the Toolbox presents an overview of relevant procedural requirements and national regulations (such as acts of parliament, statutory provisions, government regulations as well as ministerial and local ordinances) related to waste heat investment implementation.

Choose a country listed below to view the regulations and requirements for a range of infrastructure projects.