Greenhouse Horticulture climate-neutral by 2040. That is the ambition of Greenports NL, and agreements have been made to this effect in the Climate Agreement and the Horticulture Agreement. The agreements regarding the ‘Area Elaboration’ are of particular importance. The Area Elaboration simply means that agreements must be made in every greenhouse horticulture area about how we will provide sustainable CO2, heat and electricity as a replacement for natural gas in the next 20 years.
About Greenports Climate-neutral
&Flux co-wrote the Climate and Horticulture Agreement for this topic and is supervising the implementation of the agreements. Many greenhouse horticulture areas are working hard on projects and plans, but a vision of climate-neutrality is practically nowhere to be found. That is why we drew up an inventory over the past year of how over 50 municipalities envision making the greenhouse horticulture cluster more sustainable.
By doing this, we are helping government organisations translate those plans into visions and policy. While drawing up the inventory, we found that there is a need for a community in which experiences and knowledge can be shared. We are now setting up that community! In addition, the report on the state of affairs related to climate-neutral greenhouse horticulture by 2040 is in the making.
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Annebel would be happy to update you!
Annebel would be happy to update you!
Rainfall is becoming more extreme, heat records are being broken, prolonged droughts are having an ever greater impact on nature and the economy: the consequences of climate change are becoming increasingly noticeable. How do we ensure that we build in such a way that cities and towns can cope with these effects? &Flux has brought together nearly 40 private and public parties to take on this challenge. Together they are creating concrete products and tools to turn climate-adaptive construction into the ‘new normal’.
About the Covenant
In early 2018, a ‘coalition of the willing’ was formed with &Flux as the driving force. This is a group of parties that all play a role in the construction chain and that all recognise the urgency of developing climate-adaptive cities. These parties have drawn up a covenant together. Goal: climate-adaptive construction will become the ‘new normal’. To make that possible, we must (dare to) set the bar high, to define the necessary requirements and to measure designs against that benchmark. Market parties and social and government organisations have jointly developed the products and tools that are making this possible.
They are now being used at a number of pilot locations. Moreover, the number of projects that operate in line with the agreements enshrined in the covenant will increase rapidly this year. And that’s a good thing, because in South Holland alone more than 100,000 homes will be built in the years to come. Happily, it has been agreed that these homes will, in principle, be realised in accordance with the quality requirements of the covenant. Like to know more? Check out our Bouwadaptief website and join us!
Results and products of the Covenant
- The Guide: an agreed tool that supports the concrete formulation of the climate ambitions and assessment of the area development on the basis of the climate themes.
- Programme of Requirements: provisional measure to make the construction plans developed in the coming years climate-proof.
- Website with all products of the covenant: www.bouwadaptief.nl
Like to take part?
If you are interested in the results and current activities of the Covenant, or if you would like to participate, contact Sander!
How do you develop sustainable heating networks? How do you do that affordably? These questions are central to the Heating & Cooling programme. In this programme, government organisations and companies in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area are working together to meet this challenge. By means of research and initiatives and with the focus on supply security.
About the programme
In the programme, an active and committed ‘community’ is working on sharing knowledge and competencies. But especially on developing concrete cases: what are the opportunities, which solution(s) should we apply? What is required to do that? &Flux attaches great importance to this: we are initiating and building new heat projects in Edam-Volendam, Amstelveen, Aalsmeer, Zaanstad, Haarlem and Haarlemmermeer, amongst others. Curious?
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Annebel can tell you all about it
In the field of sustainable heat grids, Annebel is our point of contact for all your questions. Feel free to contact us!