Renewable Energy

Dutch wind energy

The Erasmus University buys Guarantees of Origin (GoO) of Dutch wind energy. For 2017 EUR bought roughly 17,000 megawatt hours of electricity. This equals about eight wind turbines which during the entire year produce electricity for EUR.

Gemini Windmill

Gemini windpark

Heat and cold storage system

The Erasmus University Rotterdam implements heat and cold storage systems, which is a system to store heat or cold in the soil. This system is used to sustainably heat or cool a building. The following buildings are already connected to a heat and cold storage system:

  • Erasmus Pavilion (including the first floor of the Hatta Building),
  • University Library,
  • Polak,
  • and Sanders Building.

In the future, Van der Goot, Theil, Tinbergen, Bayle and Mandeville Building will be connected to a heat and cold storage system. Regular warmth is delivered by the district heating system of Rotterdam (which comes from industrial residual heat).

Solar panels

The Erasmus University is also producing its own electricity by solar energy systems. Four systems have already been installed at the roofs of the following buildings: Theil, Erasmus Pavilion, Polak and the University Library. More solar energy systems will be installed the coming years. In the first quarter of 2019, a project will start to place solar panels on the Van der Goot, Mandeville and Erasmus Building.