On 22 September 2016, during the grand opening of Campus EnergyVille in Genk, Thermaflex and EnergyVille signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation on district heating network technology. Originally founded in the Netherlands, Thermaflex develops smart, and sustainable insulation and pre-insulated piping solutions for heating, cooling and potable water since 1976. With its nature-inspired design for efficiency, durability and recyclability, Thermaflex strives to minimize the claim on resources for maximum benefit in respect to energy, economy, environment and quality of life to serve the needs of today, and tomorrow.
A living lab for energy transition, unique in Europe
Waterschei, 22 September 2016: Today the building EnergyVille I was inaugurated in the presence of the mayor of the City of Genk Wim Dries, European Commissioner for the Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič, Federal Minister Marie Christine Marghem and Flemish Minister Bart Tommelein. Campus EnergyVille N.V. is the financer of this carbon-neutral building that is the home of research center EnergyVille. Furthermore, EnergyVille has the ambition to integrate the whole of Thor Park in a flexible regulatory framework in the field of energy, to ensure high level research and the development of the energy systems of the future.
The International Energy Agency Technology Collaboration Programme on District Heating and Cooling including Combined Heat and Power (IEA DHC) awarded the excellence of the research paper “Operational Demand Forecasting in District Heating Systems using Ensembles of online Machine Learning Algorithms”. The paper was submitted and peer-reviewed as part of the programme of the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling in Seoul, Korea.