Methodology Lesenne Thibault (Topics (Clean energy (Cityscapes of…
Methodology Lesenne Thibault
not enough affordable food
recycling with a new garbage
how can we promote clean and green buildings?
Cars, buses and trucks
major source of
greenhouse gas emissions
Cityscapes of amsterdam
clean energy thrive
water storage and agriculture.
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and cultural heritage
redesigning the urban mobility
Home work TUC
Windturbine for home
Generate energy out of
generating energy with gravity
Transport on the canals. Transport parcels or food by water. The products are collected at the water. This reduces emissions from trucks.
Vertical vegetable garden. superficially there is too little space but anyone can still grow vertically.
inhabitants can grow on their roofs if they have too little space or no garden, this is what we call green roofs. In this way they avoided CO2 emissions by growing their own greetings.
Communal vegetable gardens for people with too little space.
Integrating solar panels into roof tiles. The beautiful buildings should not be urbanised by the solar panels.
Solar panels on every street lighting
Replace street lighting with poles that absorb light during the day and give light at night. We can do the same with the street if you can see in this picture.
When workers move them, a lot of CO2 is wasted. We can coordinate the work of the workers well so the workers only have to drive once to a street instead of having to do a job every week in the same street.
Collect garbage bags at joint points so that the garbage truck has to travel less far and emits less.
Carry garbage bags on the water. All residents bring their garbage to certain points on the water. The points must not be too far, otherwise the inhabitants will move their garbage by car.
Free parking is provided on the outskirts of the city (with deepening). From there people can be transported together to their destination.
Tourists can be moved to the centre of the city with a cable lift so we can remove the busy traffic from the centre (that’s expensive).
Residents can make a joint place where their compost is laid. This compost can be used in an incinerator and this results in energy for their homes.
A lot of energy is lost with a washing machine and dryers. We can go back to the joint washes so we can avoid machines that are half-filled.
The parks in Amsterdam can be used to keep animals. The animals give us more biomass. Burning biomass is more environmentally friendly than natural gas.
there are many museums in Amsterdam, where we still waste too much energy. There is no heating in the churches and cathedrals, so this is also possible in the museums.
In the museums not every monument has been viewed on the same time. therefore, it is superfluous that every monument is illuminated at any time of day. We can let the visitors drive the lamps themselves by a bicycle or pusher.
Tourists can be transported by bicycle taxis/electric taxis.
Horses can be used again to transport goods inside the city.
the energy needed for street lighting at night. we can get it from the mass of people that passes through the city during the day. We can work with pressure sensors that conserve their energy.
Tourists who want to do a boat trip on the canals have to cycle the boat in motion themselves. In this way we save unnecessary CO2 emissions.
In the schools of Amsterdam, too many classrooms are illuminated and heated. Sensors could ensure that only the classrooms are heated and illuminated where students and teachers are present.
large solar panels can be placed on the roofs of the schools. This solar energy can be used for the machines in the school. The surplus energy can be sent to the surrounding houses.
Heat can also be extracted from the ground using a groundwater pump. These can be placed in the parks of Amsterdam.
Every City bike has a detachable battery that charges itself during cycling. After the trip, the cyclist places his bicycle in the rack. The charged batteries can be used for certain lighting or heating in the city.
ugly heat pumps can be integrated into the roofs.
Heat pumps can have a second function such as a bench or parking blocks. With insulation, the noise pollution can be reduced.
the harbour wind is optimal for the use of windmills. The electricity from underground is moved into the city.
The high houses in Amsterdam catch a lot of wind. Ventilators connected to a turbine can be placed under the roof tiles. These generate energy.
Fine tubes with water can be placed under the roof tiles. This way you get hot water from the sun. This can be used for showering.
A lot of rainwater is lost in Amsterdam. Extra rainwater can be collected by building extra canopies.
reed beds in the parks can ensure that the inhabitants have clean water in a natural way.
Doors that close automatically to reduce energy loss in shops or buildings. This way that energy can be used for other more useful things.
All the water that flows from the roofs can be converted into energy using a water wheel in the bong.
The water of reservoirs can be connected to playgrounds in the city. Through the playing children we get flow in the water which provides energy.
Microwaves to heat up food are located in certain places. These can be driven by the user (with a bicycle or pusher). you have to wait for your food, you can better use your time.
The energy generated by a toy can be used to light or heat some houses.
The water in the canals can be used to generate energy. First of all, we can generate energy with the power of water. For this we need streaming water. We can generate this with bicycles powered by the inhabitants. (sports centre).
Through tides the seawater rises and falls and flows. Especially along the coast, the water level between ebb and flow meters can differ. The flowing water is converted into electricity by turbines coupled to generators.
The energy can be gained from the rapidly changing water level of waves at sea. These waves are made by transport on the canals.
We can also get energy from the imbalance in salt concentration of fresh and salt water.
The aquatic micro algae, seaweed and aquatic plants together form aquatic biomass. No agricultural land is needed to grow it, they multiply quickly and contain a lot of proteins and oils. Algae are very suitable for refining into biofuel components: you then get biodiesel from algae with which we can reduce CO2 emissions. The cultivation of algae is currently being tested on land in test ponds.
Our surface water is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. This form of thermal energy from water is also sustainable. It is an alternative to heating and cooling buildings with surface water. Storing the heat or cold from the water is also possible. Surface water in urban areas, for example, has great potential for heating and cooling buildings located near the water.
Monuments can be made in which sustainable energy is processed, such as large statues with windmills.
Use more grass and permeable material for the soil to create more running water. This water can be collected and processed into energy.
The flowing water can be used to lift the drawbridges.
The energy that is released when a heavy bridge descends can be stored to get the bridge back up.
windmills can be made that only come up at night and that are no longer visible during the day. They can come from a church tower or high building.
The buses in Amsterdam all have to run on gas or electricity. The passengers can help to generate this energy by, for example, cycling.
Turbines in the gutters of a house
The use of revolving doors in shopping centres can generate energy, which can be used for the heat in the shops.
public buildings with too much heat connect with houses, so that the heat is distributed. for example, there is less heating and less loss.
Use CHP in shops or buildings.
With escalators and elevators in shops store energy by gravity.
Enabling companies to work together so that water can be reused. For example, water that can be used to breed fish and then feed plants.
Turn off computers and machines at night. 3 computers and 3 monitors bring as much co2 pollution as a car.
Replace old lighting with LED lighting that consume much less energy.
The classic windmills are ugly in Amsterdam, the inhabitants want something different. the solution wind trees.
they can use glass that generates electricity. The German company Heliatek is working on a technology in which a flexible solar film is applied to the window. The announced efficiency is approximately 80 watts per square metre. Several buildings have already been equipped with it, such as the ENGIE Lab Laborelec in Linkebeek. But no homes yet.
In the Amsterdam arena, 55,000 people jump during a match. This mass of people creates a vibration in the arena that can be converted into energy that provides the lighting in the arena.
If the idea is not feasible, it is not necessary to continue working with this idea. therefore, these criteria will weigh the most heavily.
It is important that the idea is also financially feasible. this will weigh less than the feasible criteria.
An idea that can be implemented faster is, of course, better. This also means that the idea can be implemented faster than any other idea.
number of involved people
To get a good idea, many people need to be involved in Amsterdam. that's why I choose these criteria. The more people are involved in the idea or the more people can live from it, the better.
For example; solar panels on street lighting is for part of Amsterdam. Many windmills are intended for a larger part of Amsterdam.
chance of success
An idea may be feasible but one has more chance of success than the other. That is why I choose this criterion.
The most important aspect of renewable energy is the number of energy that can be generated. One idea can gain more energy than another.
problems from renewable energy
Making a matrix to convergent my 60 ideas
The inhabitants of the city are most confronted with the designs of renewable energy. These are the extreme users when it comes to the visibility of designs in the city. Especially slightly older people who attach importance to the beauty of the city.
Tourists are also extreme users, they visit Amsterdam to admire the beautiful city. they could be annoyed by many visible renewable energy.
Methodes and tools
Day in the life
In Amsterdam’s city centre is not enough space for clean energy infrastructure. In Amsterdam there are a lot of historic buildings.Visible interventions are not permitted on these historic buildings. Other infrastructure necessary for the transition, such as electricity substations and transformers, are too big to fit in the narrow and dense urban plan.
Aesthetic concerns play also a role.
There is too much energy loss in Amsterdam. The degeneration of peat meadows contributes considerably to the CO2-problem and climate change, for instance. we must all aim for a healthier world.
The current views on the development of clean energy infrastructure in these areas are less attractive or useful to urban residents. There is not enough space on land nor water to meet the electricity demands for the future of the region through renewable sources.
Where is the moste energie waste?
Why clean energy?
I am aware that the world has to change in terms of the environment. In the topic clean energy there is a choice between 5 sub topics. I am most interested in energy transition. Amsterdam is a city that I have visited, so it is easier to imagine the live in the city. The subject green energy interest me the most of the 5 topics.
Sustainable solutions at UGent
green energy companies
Students of amsterdam
Brainstorm graphic organizer
Cityscapes of amsterdam
animals in park
generate energy from a fitness itself
Cycles, Cross trainer, Running
Energy from tidal current
Energy from the difference between salt seawater and fresh river water
Thermische energie uit water
Energy from waves
Energie uit aquatische biomassa
tanks to catch rain
heat pump in object
windmills in trees
windmills that only work at night
ground source heat pump
streets that absorb daytime light
streets that absorb daytime light
wasting less energy
more bicycle streets
use Waste for energy
Better insulation in old buildings
green energy buses
light and heating
biomass instead of natural gas
Because I like to be creative with all kind of things. And as a designer I can help people.
What do you want to avoid? ...etc.
I certainly want to avoid being unwanted somewhere.
What do you want to sustain?
I certainly want to keep my creativity. And respect for other people.
What results do you want to achieve?
I want to achieve a satisfaction in which I have helped others.
What about your career, prospecting for future works?
In the future I want to work somewhere I like to work. It doesn't matter how much I have to work or how much I will earn, the most important thing is that the work fascinates me.
On what do you want to develop yourself further?
I want to improve my planning skills.
Your hobbies? ...etc.
Deejay, squash, running
What are your areas of interest in your life?
I am especially passionate about music and design. I do many city trips to admire the architecture in the different cultures.
What are your difficult areas in your life, where you still need to learn something?
I have to learn to be more confident and believe more in myself. I have to learn to think more about myself, I try to do good for everyone. Better planning.
On what do you judge yourself?
I'm not very critical of myself but I don't always try to be satisfied with my result.
What do important persons in my life expect from me?
That I am committed to everything and that I never give up.
What, who is important for you?
Family and friends
Why becoming a designer?