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Climate-neutral campus opens doors in Hamburg region

Renewable Energies Cluster invites people to learn from Leuphana University

The Renewable Energy Hamburg Cluster Agency is inviting people to view photovoltaic systems, aquifer heat storage and an “intelligent” control system for Leuphana University’s main building in Lüneburg on Thursday (June 6, 2019). Talks will centre on climate-neutrality and the university’s sustainability concept.

Climate neutral campus

Leuphana’s mission statement is based on the concepts of humanism, sustainability and action orientation and in 2014 Leuphana became a climate-neutral university To this end, the existing buildings were renovated and photovoltaic systems installed on the roofs. The university covers 20 per cent of its annual electricity requirements and saves around 300 tons of CO2 per annum.

Heat storage system supplying city

An aquifer represents a key technology in climate neutrality. Due to its low return temperatures, it guarantees high efficiency during storage tank discharge. It presently supplies the campus and the adjacent Bockelsberg district. The storage facility can also be expanded to other parts of the city. Leuphana is thus shaping the energy transition in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.

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