Dutch wind energy
The Erasmus University purchased for many years green electricity from the energy distribution company but now the university buys itself Guarantees of Origin (GoO) for roughly 16,000 megawatt hour of electricity. This equals about eight wind turbines which produce the whole year electricity for the EUR. This is the sum of the electricity consumption of campus Woudestein, the Erasmus University College (EUC) and the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague.
Both in 2014 and 2015 the wind certificates were purchased via Groenbalans. In 2016 and 2017 these are acquired via the Climate Neutral Group, a company that helps organisations to become carbon neutral. By doing so the Erasmus University stimulates the realisation of new production capacity of this form of renewable electricity production.
Renewable heat and cold
The Erasmus University Rotterdam implements as much as possible heat /cold storage systems. Warmth is delivered by the district heating system of Rotterdam (and this warmth comes from industrial residual heat).
Renewable production of electricity
The Erasmus University is producing its own electricity by solar energy systems. Four systems have been installed at the roofs of campus buildings. More and more solar energy systems will be installed coming years.