Renewable Energy

Dutch wind energy

The Erasmus University Rotterdam buys Guarantees of Origin (GoO) of Dutch wind energy. For 2018 EUR bought roughly 16,500 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

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 Building;
  • and Sanders Building.

In the future, Van der Goot Building, Theil Building, Tinbergen Building,, Bayle Building 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

Erasmus University Rotterdam is also producing its own electricity by solar energy systems. Seven systems have already been installed at the roofs of the Theil Building, the Erasmus Pavilion, Polak Building, van der Goot Building, Mandeville Building and the University Library.