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Designing a sustainable and energy-neutral business park

Boon, J P (2016) Designing a sustainable and energy-neutral business park.

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Abstract:The goal of this research is to find a way to develop a sustainable and energy neutral business park in Duiven before 2025 with the intention to increase the economic gains, improving environmental quality and make the business park future proof. First the current energy landscape of the business park is analyzed. An adapted Trias Energetica is used to find ways to save energy, exchange energy and generate energy in a sustainable way. Finally, different scenarios of the future energy landscape were developed and the most likely scenarios were analyzed to determine if it is possible to develop a sustainable an energy neutral business park before 2025 and what steps need to be taken. After the analyzation of the current situation it was concluded that the business park is already energy neutral at this moment. The waste processing plant produces a lot of heat and electricity of which just a small part is used on the business park. From the analyzation of the fulfilled future energy scenarios the conclusion was made that it is possible to generate all the energy which is used on a yearly basis on the business park and in a sustainable way. When the Groene Allianties actually wants to develop this sustainable business park it is important to do address this goal collectively with a lot of dedication of all the companies which are active on the park. The high investments and short realization time makes it a big challenge. Besides this it is important to determine if the adduced solutions contribute to environmental quality the economic gains of the region because it is also possible that it comes at the expense of the surrounding area. Although there are still some complications and challenges at this moment, it is possible to realize a sustainable and energy neutral business park before 2025.
Item Type:Internship Report (Master)
Alliander, the Netherlands
Faculty:ET: Engineering Technology
Subject:52 mechanical engineering
Programme:Mechanical Engineering MSc (60439)
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