Fossil Fuel Free Campus

Can the VU generate and store energy itself by means of charging stations for electric vehicles, solar panels and wind energy? What is the potential contribution of self-generation?


VU Facilitaire Campus Organisatie


The VU is currently reassessing its Energy Master Plan drawn up in 2017 with the aim of achieving a fossil-free energy system for the campus. In addition, a roadmap has been drawn up to achieve the goals of the Climate Agreement, i.e. 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 and 95% reduction in emissions in 2050. To achieve this, a number of (sub-)projects and activities are needed, which have not yet been determined. Most important is to decline the demand for energy; procurement and behavior are important examples. Other topics are the change of energy-production (electrification)


  • Over time and with the expected efforts to reduce building-related energy, is the user-related part becoming increasingly important? Do you want to influence that and how do you do that? Is it effective to tackle this?
  • Evaluation of the techniques associated with this ambition? Is the horizon realistic?
  • What are the most cost-effective measures? We will only achieve the target (-95% CO2) if we also save energy and behaviour is critical.
  • What is the best way to finance the investments?
  • Which barriers can you expect and how can you remove them? In general, security of supply and costs are important aspects.

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