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Brownfield development




List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

REMINING-LOWEX

REMINING-LOWEX dealt with the redevelopment of European mining areas into sustainable communities by integrating energy supply and demand, based on low-exergy principles. Four ambitious local communities - Heerlen (The Netherlands), Zagorje (Slovenia), Czeladz (Poland) and Cherno More (Bourgas,... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Brownfield development

REMINING-LOWEX Site Zagorje

Zagorje is showing that locally available, low-valued renewable energy resources can be capitalized. In Zagorje´s case, it is water from abandoned mines. A system is being put in place that will use geothermal energy from mine-water to heat a youth centre and a primary school. The water has a temperature of around 33 to 34 degrees Celsius and will also be the source of cooling energy that is provided for the commercial buildings and a planned swimming pool.

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REMINING-LOWEX Site Heerlen

Through its participation in the CONCERTO project, the Dutch city of Heerlen uses heat energy stored in old mineshafts for the heating and cooling of buildings.

The last miner left the mines in Heerlen in 1976. Since then the former mineshafts have been filled with geothermally heated ground water, which has a different temperature at different depths and can therefore be used for both - heating and cooling.

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REMINING-LOWEX

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REMINING-LOWEX dealt with the redevelopment of European mining areas into sustainable communities by integrating energy supply and demand, based on low-exergy principles. Four ambitious local communities - Heerlen (The Netherlands), Zagorje (Slovenia), Czeladz (Poland) and Cherno More (Bourgas, Bulgaria) - demonstrated the use of locally available low-valued renewable energy sources from water in abandoned mines for heating and cooling of buildings, based on low-exergy principles, facilitated by an integrated design of building and energy concepts.