Sustainability all the way
As part of ABB’s commitment to support a low-carbon society, it was vital to create a building that advances progress in sustainable mobility. Of equal importance is the environmental impact; ABB aims to create a facility that will minimize its environmental impact. This suits the deeply rooted sustainability values in the Dutch culture.
For heating and cooling, the ABB complex will be connected to the Delft University of Technology geothermal heating/cooling plant. The roof will house solar panels, with solar inverters to convert DC harvested from the sun into AC, which together with ABB’s advanced building management system for climate and light control and battery storage system, will allow testing energy to be fed back into the grid.
Future mobility in greater Rotterdam – The Hague
ABB’s R&D Center in Delft further strengthens the innovative future mobility ecosystem in our region. It complements the facilities, services and low-regulatory environment at Researchlab Autonomous Driving Delft and fieldlab the Green Village, creating a highly diverse environment for future mobility innovations. For example, read how automated charging company RocSys is commercializing its solutions at the Green Village, and how the infrastructure in Delft helps PowerParking integrate parked cars to the energy grid.
The Netherlands has been a leader in mobility innovation for several years now, ranking first in Roland Berger’s Automotive Disruption Radar and second in KPMG’s Autonomous Vehicles Readiness Index. With the world’s highest density of charging stations for electric vehicles and second largest fleet of plug-in electric vehicles, it can rightfully be called a living lab for e-mobility.
This article originates from: investinholland.com