Britt Verhesen | City of Antwerp

Project Leader Energy

at City of Antwerp

Britt Verhesen holds a Masters degree in Economics (finance) from the KU Leuven and a postgraduate degree in Facility Management from the Katholieke Hogeschool ‘Sint-Lieven’ in Ghent.


Britt has more than 9 years of experience as facilities and building manager at Xerius, a Belgian social security fund. She coordinated new building sites and sustainable renovations at a technical level, including energy efficiency measures.

Since the end of 2018, Britt works for the City of Antwerp at the department of Energy and Environment. Specifically, she is involved in the heating and cooling CO2 reduction strategy of the city and is also contributing to the PLANHEAT project where Antwerp serves as a validation city for the developed heat planning tool.


As a city, we aim for a 50% reduction of CO2 for heating and cooling in 2030 and to reach climate neutrality in 2050 (Covenant of Mayors, Climate Plan Antwerp). We’re looking into solutions for each neighborhood to reach these goals by setting up a heat strategy for the entire city. District heating networks combined with excess heating of the harbour is the priority. PLANHEAT will help Antwerp define and simulate alternative environmentally friendly scenarios and help to understand the interactions with the existing infrastructures and networks.

Presenting at the following session(s):

Wednesday, 8 May 2019 – 13:30-15:00 – Side Event | PLANHEAT – Plan today, save tomorrow (part 2)

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