Legal situation in Brussels
The Earth's heat is a renewable source of energy. Geothermal systems can help reduce both our energy use and our impact on the environment. However, they can also pose a risk for the environment, for instance if they were poorly designed or installed. This is why authorisation is required to operate certain types of geothermal systems.
The authorisations are analysed and provided by Bruxelles-Environnement. All the information related to those authorisations are detailed on the Bruxelles-Environnement website.
Advice from an architect or an engineering firm with experience in designing geothermal systems can be helpful in order to navigate the administrative procedures involved.