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Redevelopment of European mining areas into sustainable communities by integrating supply and demand side based on low exergy principles

Objective

Four ambitious local communities (Heerlen NL, Zagorje SLO, Czeladz PL and Cherno More BG) will demonstrate the use of local available low valued renewable energy sources fromwater in abandoned mines for heating and cooling of buildings, based on low exergy principles, facilitated by an integrated design of buildings and energy concepts. They will realize 2 sustainable mining communities (Heerlen and Zagorje) with 50to 100% CO2 reduction and 60% RES compared with standard national practices.

The two demonstration sites contain 440 new houses, 276 existing houses, 57000 m2 non residential new buildings, 43500 m2 non residential existing buildings, and 3 existing prepared buildings to connect with the mine water grid in Heerlen and 6500 m2 existing buildings in Zagorje. Feasibilty studies leading to concrete local sustainable energy plans and implementation will be demonstrated in Czeladz, Cherno More, Zagorje and the nearby former mining communities in Heerlen.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-TREN-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

CAUBERG-HUYGEN RAADGEVENDE INGENIEURS B.V.
Address
Sint Annalaan 60
Maastricht
Netherlands

Participants (15)

BOURGAS MUNICIPALITY
Bulgaria
Address
Aleksandrovska '26'
Bourgas
COUNCIL ZAGORJE OB SAVI
Slovenia
Address
Cesta 9. Avgusta 5
Zagorje Ob Savi
CZELADZ COUNCIL
Poland
Address
45 Katowicka Street
Czeladz
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
Muenchen
GEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev '24'
Sofia
HEERLEN COUNCIL
Netherlands
Address
Geleenstraat 27
Heerlen
KLIMA-BUENDNIS / ALIANZA DEL CLIMA E.V.
Germany
Address
Galvanistr. 28
Frankfurt Am Main
KOP - PUBLIC MUNICIPAL SERVICE ZAGORJE
Slovenia
Address
Cesta Zmage 57
Zagorje Ob Savi
MINING ZAGORJE
Slovenia
Address
Grajska Ul.2
Zagorje Ob Savi
MINISTERIE VAN VOLKSHUISVESTING RUIMTELIJKE ORDENING EN MILIEURIJKSGEBOUWENDIENSTADVIES & ARCHITECTEN
Netherlands
Address
Keizersgracht 5
Eindhoven
SPOLKA RESTRUKTURYZAJI KOPALN (COAL MINES RESTRUCTURING COMPANY)
Poland
Address
Kopalniana 6
Katowice
STICHTING WELLER WONEN
Netherlands
Address
Dorpstraat 121
Brunssum
THE ASSOCIATON OF EUROPEAN MINING REGIONS
France
Address
Hotel De Ville
Lievin
UNIVERSITY OF LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
Ljubljana
UNIVERSITY OF SILESIA
Poland
Address
Bankowa 12
Katowice