To accommodate the energy transition towards an energy system that is no longer dependent of fossil fuels we are to change our heating system. The Heat Roundabout is our answer in the area of the Port of Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
RDM Campus is centrally located in the city ports area of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, at the old shipyard of the ‘ Rotterdamsche Droogdok Maatschappij’ (RDM – Rotterdam Dry Dock Company), once one of the largest shipbuilders in Europe. After its bankruptcy, the site fell into disuse.
Only 2,5 weeks before our visit to Cofely in Rotterdam, GDF Suez (mother company) announced its new name and strategy: ENGIE. ENGIE acknowledges that the world is changing fast and believes that the energy model of tomorrow will be in 3Ds
Buurman (neighbour) reclaims waste building materials from local partners; construction sights, musea, exhibitions and festivals. These materials are sold in the DIY building market to consumers, professionals, carpenters and artists.
Those who have visited Dutch train station Rotterdam Centraal might have marvelled at its high ceilings, its spacious passenger terminal and the large central square inviting travellers to walk into the city. They might even have spotted the two “speculaasjes”, two large stone cookie-shaped ornaments, remnants of the former train station, or even, squinting in the sun, the small solar cells on the glass roof.
In the catacombs of a former tropical swimming pool our Nudge Explores team is the guest of Siemen Cox, initiator of “RotterZwam the movement”. Welcome to the world of oyster mushrooms, fertilizers, hair growth-improving shampoo’s, bio-plastics, and fermentation-catalysers, all based on the coffee grounds that was otherwise thrown away.
First stop of the Nudge Circular Cities Tour 2015 is the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. Over the past few years Rotterdam became well-known for its challenging architecture. One of the striking new buildings in Rotterdam is the completely renewed Central Train Station.
Vipre aims to provide sustainable solutions if it comes to mobility, accessibility and collective transport. Vipre believes that there is always a better, smarter way.
Better Future Factory is a start up which focuses on re-using plastics. Their inspiration came from seeing the vast amounts of plastic cups being thrown away at the Dutch music festival Lowlands.