The 2019 Global District Energy Climate Awards were revealed on 24 October 2019, during the 1st Sustainable District Energy Conference in Reykjavik, Iceland. The finalists were selected from cities and communities across the globe which demonstrate local district energy leadership in providing clean and sustainable energy solutions.
ReUseHeat application ReUseHeat – excess heat recovery from the data center | Braunschweig, Germany won the Award of Excellence in the category New scheme – category awarding the vision of a new, highly energy-efficient District Energy system.
“The utilization of urban waste heat has tremendous potential. There are numerous sources of waste heat in cities, including data centers, which consume a great deal of electricity. In Braunschweig, we are recovering waste heat from a data center rather than merely discharging it into the environment. As part of the EU-funded ReUseHeat project, heat coming from the data center will be used for space heating in a new housing development. This solution will save some 1,284 MWh/a of primary energy, which is equivalent to 304 tons of CO2 emissions each year.”
Dominik Gehling, Head of technical department, Veolia Deutschland
Dominik Gehling from Veolia Deutschland and Marta Rudzka from BS|ENERGY (a subsidiary of Veolia Deutschland GmbH and the city of Brunswick) presented the ReUseHeat demo site at the Awards ceremony. They were joined on stage by Mr. Dietrich Becker German Ambassador to Iceland to receive the award.
More information on the winners of the 6th Global District Energy Climate Awards can be found here