Sustainable energy strategy for VUB data centre – Brussels

Client:  VUB Period:  2013 Work 3E was asked by the Free University of Brussels (VUB) for assistance in determining a sustainable energy strategy for different types of servers and associated cooling installations and UPS services. This support was part of an overall future strategy adopted by the VUB for grouping servers and supercomputers. Based on[…]

WDP consumption model

Client:  WDP Period:  2013 Work 3E developed an energy consumption model for WDP to calculate the total energy costs of WDP warehouses. The model can also make a comparison with a reference building or a competitor’s building. The results of these calculations are displayed in a simplified version via an App, specially developed for this[…]

DEME Headquarters Masterplan – Zwijndrecht

  Client:  DEME Period:  2015 – present Size:  39 ha of which 10 ha dock Work 3E was contracted by DEME to give form to the masterplan for the DEME site in Zwijndrecht. Through the renovation of its buildings and by an optimal use of renewable energy technologies, an energy-neutral (and if possible energy-autonomous) site[…]

Wattson – 3E’s ESCO offering energy saving services in a DRFM-concept

  Client:  Senior Living Group (the Belgian daughter of the French Korean group) Period:  2013 – present Work Senior Living Group (“SLG”, the Belgian daughter of the French Korian group) is managing about 50 homes for elderly people in Belgium. In 2013 SLG approached 3E to guide them in improving the energy efficiency of their[…]

Energy transition for social housing – Godarville

  Client:  La Ruche Chapelloise Period:  January – July 2016 Period:  +/- 1300 dwellings Work The social housing company ‘La Ruche Chapelloise’ has the ambition to drastically improve the sustainability of its housing stock, counting over 1300 dwellings, by introducing renewable energies en energy efficiency. 3E was contracted to make an optimised proposal for possible[…]

COZEB I, II & III – Cost-optimal energy performance levels for Wallonia

  Period:  2012 – 2013 (COZEB I), 2013 – 2015 (COZEB II), 2016 – present (COZEB III) Client:  SPW-DGO4 Work Following a comprehensive study performed by 3E (in collaboration with ULg and UMons), the consortium recently analysed cost-effective energy renovation strategies for Walloon real estate (houses, apartment buildings, offices…) (COZEB II). The aim was to[…]

3E Optimal Control Services – Increasing system performance through data

  Client:  3E – internal product (software) development Period:  2014 – Present Work 3E is developing software for optimal control of dynamic systems. Our focus is twofold: the building energy sector and the hybrid energy systems. Our approach is Model Predictive Control combined with greybox system identification. The combination of these powerful techniques optimizes the[…]

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Future EPB requirements for residential buildings

  Client:  Vlaams Energieagentschap (VEA) Period:  2014 – 2015 Team:  3E, Ugent, Th!nk E and TriZone Work 3E (in collaboration with Ugent, Th!nk E and Tri.zone) made a proposal for a new building envelope indicator and a new normalisation of the primary energy-indicator. The study was commissioned by the Flemish Energy Agency (VEA) in close[…]

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Polar Station Princess Elisabeth

  Client:  International Polar Foundation (Alain Hubert, Johan Berte) Location:  Utsteinen, Antartica Period:  2005 – 2007 Size:  900 m² Work For decades, Antarctica has been the home of science and an example for preservation governance. The International Polar Foundation signed the return of Belgium on the continent with the first ever “zero emission” station. The[…]