The Netherlands is working hard on reducing greenhouse gas emissions of buildings, houses, and neighborhoods. One of the techniques applied is calledaquathermal energy: using heat and cold from water (surface-, sewage- and drinking water) for heating and cooling buildings sustainably. Waternet (utilities company) and Netwerk Aquathermie (network organization for aquathermal energy) invite you to this excursion to visit an aquathermal project.
Sanquin is the Dutch bloodbank. At their location in Amsterdam they store blood. Since 2017 Sanquin uses cold from drinking water to cool down the inventory and the office sustainably. Waternet, responsible for the drinkwater in Amsterdam, worked closely with Sanquin to make this project happen, as the safety of drinkwater is main objective for Waternet. You will learn more about how the project was set up and will be able to see the system!
Sloterplas is the newest project from Waternet, it was launched just a few months ago. At this lake in Amsterdam a pilot is set up. The test location has different types of heat exchangers and filters. Waternet conducts research into the impact of extracting energy from surface water on the ecology (filtering effect). Are you curious to learn why Waternet set up this pilot, what the installation looks like and how they will implement the results into their daily business? Come and join us on this Thursday morning excursion. Afterwards you will know more about the role of water in the Dutch energy transition.
There are limited seats available on the bus so do not wait to long with signing up for this excursion!