Theme | Programme | Speakers | Lectures and workshops

Lecture 1 – The future energy system of housing from 2020 and beyond…
Company: TNO
Speaker: Dr. Ir. B.Erich

The recent first global conference on energy storage in Paris, 2014, concluded that to achieve the European goal of an energy-neutral built environment in 2050, harvesting, converting and storage of seasonal solar energy is essential. The buildings sector accounts for the largest share of energy consumption (Europe wide approx. 37 %). As two third of the building stock in 2050 is made up of currently existing buildings, the solution should be realized with the current building stock. Clearly this is seen throughout Europe and in the Netherlands, since four builders and six housing associations signed June 20th, 2013, in the presence of Minister Stef Blok for Housing & National, the deal ‘Stroomversnelling’  to renovate 11,000 homes for a zero-on-house-meter. With over 100.000 houses to be renovated in the near future. This means new business models have to be searched for, as well as new technologies. In this lecture, we will address the ambitions of government and companies, trends, different approaches and business models, and technical challenges including integration of energy systems into housing. This will be demonstrated by projects TNO is involved in, focusing on thermal storage, adaptable facades and ‘invisible’ solar collectors.


Lecture 2 – Smart Grid Development
Company: Alliander
Speaker: B. Heerbaart

This presentation is about Alliander’s smart grid concept and the lessons learned implementing this concept. Furthermore attention will be paid to one aspect that is becoming more and more important: ensuring the cyber security of the smart grid.

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Lecture 3 – Policymaking around Energy
Company: Municipality of Venlo
Speaker: Drs. F. Jonker

This lecture by Fred Jonker will provide insight into the energy policy of the municipality of Venlo. Examples of the discussed themes are “Energy savings of Existing Buildings” and “Sustainable Energy”. In addition, some practical examples and experiences of the municipality will be shared.


Workshop 1 – Sustainable Energy Storage
Company: Heijmans
Speaker: T. Smits

For this conference, Theo Smits will give a workshop. The topic of this workshop is sustainable energy storage. Sustainable energy is about producing clean energy and saving energy. Saving energy is traditionally interpreted as “using less energy”. But taking literary it is about putting surplus energy in storage. Just like putting money in the bank for a rainy day. In residential areas storing energy is not yet a real issue, mainly because storage is too expensive. In the near future this will change. Storing heat and/or electricity will become affordable and possibly more important than producing energy. Technically there are challenges but the main challenges will be the implementation. On which scale should storage be organized? Who will invest? Who will exploit? Which parties have to work together to make energy storage not only a possibility but a reality?


Workshop 2 – Realizing (nearly) Zero Energy Buildings together
Company: Royal HasKoningDHV
Speakers: W. Maassen and S. Rolaff

Legislation from the EU in 2020 will set much stricter requirements on the energy consumption of buildings and the way the energy is generated. This workshop will identify which performance requirements are facing us and how we can fulfill to these requirements. Ultimately, this (nearly) Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) legislation will be mandatory. The most sustainable performances will be achieved if the different stakeholders have an interest in the sustainable project. Therefore the different possibilities to achieve these performances and how they can be translated into costs and revenues for each stakeholder are important. In an interactive workshop the different groups will work on making the Merwevierhavengebied in Rotterdam Port Area energy neutral area. In the first part of the workshop the technical possibilities on different scales will be explored. Then in the second part the group will determine how to realize this goal together from the perspective of the different stakeholders.

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Workshop 3 – Implementation of thermal chemical storage in buildings
Company: TNO
Speakers: Dr. ir. R. Cuypers

Thermal chemical storage in buildings is one of the new technologies that will enable our future energy ambitions. The key challenge is to integrate new sustainable solutions in our housing. This workshop will focus on generating new ideas and solutions to implement and integrate future technologies into a building. The workshop will follow three steps: 1. Information about the key elements for thermal chemical storage in buildings via presentations. 2. Worksession in different groups to discuss different integration options. 3. Validation and discussion of the suggested solutions in a plenary session.TNO

Workshop 4 – Money and processes
Company: Municipality of Den Bosch
Speaker: Drs. L. Odijk

The workshop of the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch is all about the money and processes related to this. Before the start of any sustainable proces or project, money or a way to have a continious cashflow is required. Without financial resources no buildings will be renovated or build. Most of the time, investors or municipals have to invest before building company’s can start their work. This workshop will reflect which steps have to be taken to start a process and how the money stream will be organized.