Urban Energy Lecture: "How Low Can You Go"

13 April 2022 16:00 till 17:00 - Location: Online | Add to my calendar

Lecture by Ivo Pothof - Specialist Renewable Energy and Industrial Flows at Deltares
Hosted by the Urban Energy Institute
Date: Wednesday 13 April, 2022
Time: 4-5pm CET Online
Moderator: Henk Visscher

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The ever increasing impacts of climate change and the current geopolitical situation demand for a further acceleration to decarbonize the heating of the built environment. Low-Temperature (LT) heating is an important element to switch to sustainable heating solutions like heat pumps or LT district heating. However, there is no experimental evidence how low we can go in the existing built environment. We have many reasons to believe that a significant fraction of the existing built environment is LT-ready. This WarmingUP project is about a large-scale measurement campaign in more than 200 dwellings to assess which dwellings could switch to low-temperature heating without any modifications to their building envelope or radiator system. We will present the experimental campaign and initial results.

Ivo Pothof is senior scientist in the Deltares portfolio on Sustainable Energy Transition. He identifies innovations and has initiated multiple strategic R&D projects in the cross-over between water, renewable energy and smart control of water and energy infrastructure. Mr. Pothof has a background as an industrial hydrodynamics specialist at Deltares, specialized in fluid transients, optimal control and multi-phase pipe flows. My current research interest focuses on low-temperature heating solutions and integration of 5th generation heating-cooling in a future-proof energy system.