Surface water heats and cools buildings

The SMART Polder is an integral combination of water management, energy generation and ICT use. The difference in temperature of surface water in various seasons can, for instance, be used to heat or cool buildings. Surface water from rivers and canals heats up in the summer. That heat is stored in the ground to be used for heating buildings in the cold winter months. The same principle can store cold in the winter months for cooling. One additional advantage is that heat generation helps prevent botulism and cyanobacteria in the summer, as the temperature of the surface water goes down. This contributes to improving water quality. It is also possible to transform a pumping station into an energy plant for sustainable thermal energy.

Acceleration session 5 Innovation and legislation

SDG’s: Clean water & sanitation, Affordable & clean energy
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