Laying the foundation stone of the Green Energy Park datacenter
Wednesday September 21
14:00 Reception and guide to the grounds
14:30 Speech rector VUB, Jan Danckaert
14:35 Speech mayor of Asse, Koen Van Elsen
14:40 Speech Minister Ben Weyts
14:45 Speech Michael Gheysens, Ghelamco
14:50 Solemn unveiling of the QR code
Location for reception: Zone1 Research Park 120, 1731
This Datacenter is the first truly sustainable center in Belgium. It uses 100 percent green energy, which is partly generated locally. The design is focused on maximum energy efficiency. In addition, the heat from the servers is recovered, rainwater is used for cooling and it is designed as a circular building. It is focused on reusing materials, minimizing new raw materials and minimizing pollution.
Green Energy Park was established in 2019. The man who made it possible is the recently deceased Honorary Rector Paul De Knop. Green Energy Park will be a large-scale living lab where companies, research institutions, governments and users work together in co-creation on innovative and sustainable solutions to societal challenges. The research focuses on four areas: the transition to green energy and mobility, the hospital of the future, digital issues such as smart cities and smart technologies based on Artificial Intelligence and biotechnology.
Contact Green Energy Park
Jimmy Van Moer, General Manager [email protected]
+32 (0)495/36 07 53