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InVesta Foundation joins POCITYF

December 14th, 2021 José Miguel Costa (coordinator of POCITYF, Energy of Portugal)
InVesta Foundation joins POCITYF
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Investa's expertise centre will be one of the most sustainable in Alkmaar

InVesta has become a partner of the POCITYF consortium. The InVesta Foundation has received approval from the EU to join POCITYF as a partner, a smart city project that aims to make historic cities greener, smarter and more liveable. POCITYF enables InVesta to equip the new building with the latest innovative technologies. The new construction of the InVesta expertise centre on the Boekelermeer business park started in November and will be completed shortly after the summer.

InVesta in POCITYF

The participation in POCITYF offers InVesta the opportunity to give the planned expertise centre an innovative and sustainable character that fits in with the business operations. Before participating in the POCITYF project, there were already plans to realize the expertise centre. In doing so, the building would meet the NZEB requirements applicable since 1 January 2021, which means that the building must be (almost) energy neutral. With the entry into the POCITYF consortium, paving the way for InVesta to deploy the most modern, innovative and sustainable technologies, these requirements are completely exceeded. Instead of an (almost) energy-neutral building, the InVesta expertise centre will be energy positive, making it one of the eye catchers of the POCITYF project.

Innovative solar panels will be installed on the roof and in the façade where the surplus of electricity produced can be stored in a battery. The heat system of the building will be fully sustainable with PVT panels, which in addition to electricity also generate heat, solar panels for both electricity and heat generation and innovative heat pumps such as a thermo-acoustic heat pump. This means that the overview is far from complete. Furthermore, triple glazing, circular (insulation) material and, phase transition materials (a kind of thermal battery), a hydrogen fuel cell, a direct current grid and smart charging points are placed and the energy flows are optimally coordinated with a smart energy management system. This makes the InVesta building one of the most sustainable buildings in Alkmaar.

The inclusion of InVesta considerably increments the added-value of POCITYF as a whole. InVesta will not only broaden the multidisciplinary nature of the project, bringing more competences on the field of green gases, but will also take the demonstration activities to the next level, linking POCITYF to its future building, which will rank among the most sustainable ones of Alkmaar.The consortium, is, obviously, more than happy in welcoming InVesta as a partner.

José Miguel Costa (coordinator of POCITYF, Energy of Portugal)

About POCITYF

InVesta Foundation joins POCITYF
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Grant agreement number: 864400

Duration: 60 months (October 2019—September 2024)

Project Coordinator: EDP LABELEC—ESTUDOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO E ACTIVIDADES LABORATORIALS SA (Portugal)

Consortium: 46 partners from 13 countries (Portugal, Italy, Spain, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Slovenia, Hungary, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland)

POCITYF project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 864400.

POCITYF is coordinated by LABELEC—ESTUDOS, DESENVOLVIMENTO E ACTIVIDADES LABORATORIALS and developed in cooperation with 45 other partners: CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE EVORA, UNINOVA-INSTITUTO DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DE NOVAS TECNOLOGIASASSOCIACAO, UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA, UBIWHERE LDA, DECSIS SISTEMAS DE INFORMACAO S.A., SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC SPA, PACT PARQUE DO ALENTEJO DE CIENCIAE TECNOLOGIA, SONAE MC—SERVICOS PARTILHADOS, SA, ONYX SOLAR ENERGY SL, TEGOLA CANADESE SPA, AMPS POWER GMBH, KIMATICA MONOPROSOPI ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EUTHYNIS, INESC TEC—INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA, GEMEENTE ALKMAAR, STICHTING ENERGY VALLEY, STICHTING HOGER ONDERWIJS NEDERLAND, NV HVC, NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO, STICHTING WOONWAARD NOORD-KENNEMERLAND, WONINGSTICHTING VAN ALCKMAER VOOR WONEN, DUURZAAM BOUWLOKET B.V, CONNEXXION OPENBAAR VERVOER NV, ALLIANDER NV, NEROA BV, AYUNTAMIENTO DE GRANADA, ASOCIACION AGENCIA PROVINCIAL DE LA ENERGIA DE GRANADA, INSTITUT DE TECNOLOGIA DE LA CONSTRUCCION DE CATALUNYA, COMUNE DI BARI, ENERGY@WORK SOCIETA' COOPERATIVA A R.L., MESTNA OBCINA CELJE, ZAVOD ZA GRADBENISTVO SLOVENIJE, BUDAPEST FOVAROS IV. KERULET UJPEST ONKORMANYZATA, EMI EPITESUGYI MINOSEGELLENORZO INNOVACIOS NONPROFIT KFT, MUNICIPALITY OF IOANNINA, HVIDOVRE KOMMUNE, EUROPEAN GREEN CITIES APS, ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS, Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, FONDAZIONE ICONS, RINA CONSULTING SPA, FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS, AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH, ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES AGENCES DE DEVELOPPEMENT, ENERSIS SUISSE AG, RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN.

Contacts:

Coordinator: José Miguel Costa, EDP Labelec JOSEMIGUEL.COSTA@edp.com

Communication Manager: Charlotte Michi, ICONS, info@pocityf.eu

Project website: https://pocityf.eu/

Twitter: @pocityf

Linkedin: POCITYF

YouTube: POCITYF Project

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