WORLD OF WALAS BREAKS GROUND ON A NEW SOLAR PARKADE
World of Walas, the multinational sustainable urban development company with offices in Canada, Germany and The Netherlands has begun the installation of over 3500 solar panels on the roof of their new solar parkade project in Heerlen.
“We have over 45,000 square feet (4200 m2) of space including the underground garage and we’re going to be able to double the use of the parking area while still generating clean energy” said Dirk van der Ven, CISO of World of Walas.
After completing the original Carbon6 project which revitalized the area and injected new life into the old CBS building with jobs, office space and startups, the World of Walas team realized they had an opportunity to push the envelope and significantly shrink the CBS building’s carbon footprint by leveraging the nearby parkade.
CarbonBlue is a reimagining of that parkade. The solar parkade has integrated business models to improve the local environment and bring an expected ROI of less than 6 years. In addition to reducing energy costs and reliance on the energy grid, it will provide approximately 900,000 kWh of solar energy each year to support the energy demands of the Carbon6 complex. The project is the result of a close collaboration of partners from The Netherlands, Germany, Cameroon, Austria, and Canada and is expected to open in July 2018.
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World of Walas is a growing portfolio of companies focused on building sustainable communities through innovations, projects and policy development. It was founded by Gerben van Straaten to offer a fundamentally different approach to development. Gerben has over 25 years of experience working with cities, academia, governments and businesses on large complex developments. The business models are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable and have proven their success in communities where no one has succeeded without significant government support. With new ideas for old buildings and sound business practices, World of Walas creates places where people want to live, work, produce and participate. For more on World of Walas visit https://worldofwalas.com/.
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