Sustainable energy in the city

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Sustainable energy in the city

Whereas sustainable energy is often associated with large off-shore wind farms or hydro-electric power stations, cities have the potential to generate, capture and store a part of their energy needs on-site. Both wind and solar energy can be exploited at rooftops, the ground beneath the city can be used for geothermal installations and energy can be stored in buildings to bridge peak moments.
When Nov 26, 2015
from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Brussels Meeting Center CSTC-WTCB, Poincarélaan 79, 1060 Brussel
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This knowledge session discusses the potential of different technologies for energy generation in an urban environment, through cutting-edge research results and practical case studies. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and networking. 

Participation to the event is free, but registration is required before November 20th, 2015.


14:00 – Welcome and introduction – Sebastian Serrano and Jérémy Levin (Innoviris)
14:10 – Mapping the city’s energy potential – Aránzazu Galán González (ULB)
14:30 – Urban wind turbines – Mark Runacres (VUB)
14:50 – Micro energy storage with renewables – Guilherme Oliveira e Silva and Patrick Hendrick (ULB)
15:10 – Shallow geothermal potential in Brussels – Gust Van Lysebetten (BBRI-CSTC-WTCB)
15:30 – Coffee break
15:50 – Case study 1 | Sustainable energy in large office buildings – Katrien Depoorter (ENGIE)
16:10 – Case study 2 | Brussels Greenbizz: how to use solar energy to reach the NZEB level – Anne-Laure Maerckx (Cenergie)
16:30 – Panel discussion
17:00 – Networking drink, poster and demo session. Meet exhibitors.

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