Posts Tagged ‘Warmte & Koude oplossingen’

  • Got big ideas to improve Preston? The City-zen Roadshow wants to hear them

    oktober 24, 2018

    International experts will help bring your ideas to life. People are being invited to share their ideas on how they’d like to change or improve Preston to make it a more sustainable and even better city to live and work in. The City-zen Roadshow is coming to Preston for five days from 12 to 16 […]

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  • Implementation of a sustainable cooling system succeeded through social factors

    juni 20, 2018

    Dutch water company and Blood Bank combining forces in a new, sustainable and profitable source for cooling. [An article written by Pien Esmeijer, BSc Science, Business and Innovation student at the VU University in Amsterdam, on the occasion of her graduate internship and thesis] As world-wide proclaimed, energy gained from fossil materials is not inexhaustible, […]

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  • [EVENT REVIEW] International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (IBPSA) May 2018 – France

    mei 31, 2018

    On the occasion of the IBPSA conference that took place on May 15 – 16,  G2Elab presented an “Electrical flexibility analysis of heat pumps in a new residential neighborhood”. This study* was realised in collaboration with GEG, University Grenoble Alpes, CNRS and Grenoble INP. Abstract – As Grenoble electrical DSO (Distribution System Operator), GEG whishes […]

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  • Geothermal energy for the Peninsula: guided tour of an innovative drainage network

    maart 20, 2018

    Nestled at the confluence of the Drac and Isère rivers, the Grenoble Peninsula has become in just a few years a laboratory for experimentation and innovation. For the new buildings in the district, the City of Grenoble has chosen to use a geothermal system on groundwater with shared discharges into a drainage network in the […]

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  • FLAUBERT concerted development zone: Extension of the urban heating network

    maart 6, 2018

    Summary Flaubert Joint Development Zone The Grenoble urban heating network The project to extend the heating network The solar thermal installation The storage module by phase change material (MCP) The intelligent management platform The concerted development zone of Flaubert The Flaubert Concerted Development Zone (CCA) was voted on February 27, 2012 but was subject to […]

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  • Grenoble’s energy master plan : less waste, more renewable

    december 12, 2017

    The real way to move forward in the energy transition is to consume less energy to heat, move, manufacture … The need is also to gradually replace fossil fuels such as gas, gasoline and fuel oil by renewable energies! To achieve this, the Grenoble metropolitan area has a demanding roadmap by 2030 : reduce all […]

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  • Spotlight on Elise le Goff, project manager at CCIAG, Grenoble’s heating company

    december 6, 2016

    In general we tend to publish more on the technologies and processes of our City-zen innovations than about  the people behind them.  However those men and women are the ones we can often learn most from! What are their experiences and lessons learned? Therefore this time, we put the spotlight on Elise le Goff, project […]

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  • Cooling homes by using cold from a river: this is how it works

    “In The Netherlands we know about pumping water. We’ve been doing it for hundreds of years. Aquifer thermal energy storage (ATES) also is common in The Netherlands. Both techniques aren’t new. Combining these two proven technologies is however what makes the comfort cooling plant in our Houthaven district innovative.”  Jannis van Zanten, project leader heat […]

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  • Sanquin and Waternet join efforts to reuse cold from drinking water infrastructure for cooling

    november 24, 2016

    Beginning of November an innovative City-zen project in Amsterdam Nieuw-West was officially kicked off : blood bank Sanquin and water company Waternet started constructing a connection to the main piping system of the drinking water infrastructure. This connection facilitates the use of cold from the drinking water infrastructure. A project that creates a win-win situation […]

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  • Heat meets Power

    augustus 30, 2016

    June 9 2016, DNV GL and Warmtenetwerk organized a knowledge exchange seminar with support from City-zen on the hot topic of Heat meets Power. More and more it is recognized that (sustainable) electricity and heat infrastructures could be mutually interesting in stabilization of grids and in optimizing the business case for renewables. About 50 people […]

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  • Three lessons from City-zen in Amsterdam New West – Column by Mirko Van Vliet

    november 19, 2015

    The district Amsterdam New-West is a ‘small giant’ by itself with its own specific set of challenges and opportunities. Characterized by cultural diversity, contrasting neighborhoods and citizens with a drive to innovate. After one and a half year of project experience in the district, what lessons can City-zen share with cities across Europe? What challenges […]

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  • Waternet delivers winter cold out of drinking water to Sanquin

    Waternet recently launched their plans to cool blood bank Sanquin with cold from drinking water. This will be stored under the ground in winter and will be used for the blood banks cooling systems in summer. A very “cool” and sustainable initiative. In the winter, Waternet’s drinking water is extra cold, and now gets an […]

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  • First demo in Amsterdam ready : school benefits from Comfort Cooling with cold from the IJ river

    mei 22, 2015

    Last September, the newly built elementary schools Het Meervoud and De Houthaven in the Houthaven district in Amsterdam opened its doors to their pupils and staff. As these buildings are connected to the Comfort Cooling network, this means the first part of the first demonstration in Amsterdam is ready! Just as the other parts of […]

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  • Words from local coordinators

    november 27, 2014

    Amsterdam Smart City Annelies Van der Stoep, local coordinator Municipality of Grenoble Perrine Flouret, local coordinator   Why are you part of the project ? “Amsterdam Smart City (ASC) is a unique partnership between companies, governments, knowledge institutions and the people of Amsterdam. In five years, ASC has grown into a platform with over 100 […]

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