WAAK goed MEGA: 1 megawatt peak on the roof

Thursday 20 August 2020

WAAK goed MEGA: 1 megawatt peak on the roof

Thursday 20 August 2020
3,682! That’s the total number of panels installed on the roof here at WAAK. Previously the Vijverhoek site had already been equipped with solar panels. In collaboration with MR Solar a second installation has meanwhile been completed at the Heirweg and Industrielaan sites. Overall the project involves an investment of €1.6 million.

WAAK continues to focus on sustainable energy. The solar panels produce around 1 megawatt peak of electricity per year, the equivalent of the amount of energy required to supply some 285 families with green power for a full year. The project also reduces our CO2 emissions by a hefty 600 tonnes per year. This is just one in many serious efforts by WAAK to further reduce its environmental footprint: rainwater harvesting, cavity wall insulation and optimisation of, amongst others, the compressed air system, etc.

Sustainability is also the key word for the new construction at the Vijverhoek site that will house the inHouse and Green & Clean divisions as of 2022. It will be a building without active cooling but with additional measures to ensure optimum thermal management such as shades, ventilation and the possibility of free cooling. The site will also include charging stations for electric vehicles and gardening tools powered by rechargeable batteries, a covered storage facility for green waste and an oversized bicycle shed.

Here at WAAK sustainable entrepreneurship is not a hollow phrase; it is embedded in the DNA of our socio-economic business approach.

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