At the beginning of the year, the Interregional Hospital Center Edith Cavell (CHIREC) opened its brand new hospital at the Delta site in Brussels. More than 100,000 square meters in size and built with a particular attention for energy and sustainability. In addition to geothermal and solar energy, an efficient combined heat and power plant will help the hospital to produce as much energy as possible and to minimize the impact on the climate.
On 25 October 2018, the Federation of Electricity and Electronics brings together datacenter specialists and end-users at De Montil in Affligem for the 4th IT Infrastructure Data Centers Congress, the most complete event for data center infrastructure in Belgium and the place-to-be to stay updated on the latest developments, innovation and trends in the data center industry.
It is in all newspapers, to achieve the climate targets, our country needs to take more urgent action in different areas. Vanparijs Engineers is already doing a good job contributing to this.
A good example of how energy can be saved in residential buildings with CHP is the project at Marius Renard in Anderlecht. Steven De Vroede and Sébastien Farinotti of Vanparijs Engineers, and Ismaël Daoud, manager of EasyCogen, explained to Kanaal Z how important energy savings were realized here.
A recent study by COGEN together with ODE and Bond Beter Leefmilieu has shown that cogeneration can play an important role in the energy transition and the nuclear exit. CHP plants produce electricity and useful heat, which means that they use up to 30% less fuel than the combination of electricity production by a traditional power station and heat production with a gas-fired boiler. By 2025, approximately 1000 MW of additional electric power can be installed with CHP installations.
At the end of last year, Vanparijs Engineers (Hoegaarden) received a unique double order. MSD, the global innovative healthcare company with an important site in Heist-op-den-Berg, will integrate both a UPS installation and a CHP plant in collaboration with the engineering and contracting office in the coming months.