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Because every child needs a warm home

That’s what it’s all about: heating technology that quite literally makes for a warm home. Since the partnership was sealed in 2013, the Vaillant Group has been equipping SOS Children’s Villages with heating technology in some 20 countries, sometimes just one device, sometimes complete systems for entire villages. Like 2015 in Worpswede, Germany. The buildings and installations were as old as the village itself, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary. The need for action in heating technology was urgent. The Vaillant Group replaced the two completely obsolete oil boilers with a modern gas condensing cascade. A regional trade partner installed the new technology, and of course renounced its profit margin. There was no discussion at all.

The Vaillant Group’s partnership with “SOS Children’s Villages worldwide” has been a success story for more than five years. It is about environmentally friendly heating technology, but also about ideas, commitment and joy – about warmth in many facets. For example ...

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A better future for children and families

In 2018, the Vaillant Group and “SOS Children’s Villages worldwide” agreed to continue their existing partnership. Petra Horn, Managing Director of “SOS Children’s Villages worldwide”, and Dr Jens Wichtermann, Director Corporate Communications, Sustainability & Politics at the Vaillant Group, have jointly reflected on the past and attempt to forecast the future.

Renewable energy for SOS

In 2018, two new SOS Children’s Villages were opened in quick succession in western France. They now offer around 70 children a warm and cosy home. Saunier Duval kitted out the houses – 15 in total – with modern heating technology.

Heat pumps: energy-saving and good for the climate

It was the biggest SOS Children’s Villages project in the history of the Vaillant Group in France. Fifteen large family homes split between two villages were in need of a heating system that conserved as much energy as possible.