Sustainable Buildings Secures €250.000 Seed Investment to Connect Dutch Municipalities to Cloud-Based SB Energy Management System
In August 2017, Sustainable Buildings secured €250.000 of seed investment from a Dutch Angel Investor. This private investor decided to put his trust in Sustainable Buildings, a startup company conceived at the University of Groningen. According to the Dutch Angel Investor, based on his expertise and experience, Sustainable Buildings’ innovative technology to make buildings smart will bring a radical change in the sustainability business.
From 10 to 12 October 2017, the Brabanthallen in Den Bosch will be the venue for the 13th edition of the leading energy exhibition in the Netherlands, ‘Vakbeurs Energie’. Presenting more than 350 exhibitors and hundreds of informative sessions, this event has evolved into an essential platform for all parties seriously involved in generating energy from renewable sources and energy saving. A unique feature of the event is that it unifies and links the main stake-holding sectors; the built environment, industry and – thanks to the combination with the Ecomobiel trade fair - mobility.
Wendy van de Geijn from organiser 54events: “A successful energy transition necessitates changing the landscape of the system and impacts on every facet – from policy to business model. Although progress can be made within each individual sector, the goals of the Netherlands as a whole can only be achieved by creating links that transcend the sectors and drive acceleration as a joint effort. Take the mobility sector as an example – it has opportunities to store decentrally generated energy. Reusing heat produced by industry can represent energy savings in the built environment and household waste or sewage sludge are potential sources of renewable fuels. The resulting interrelationships, innovations and new forms of collaboration form a powerhouse that drives energy transition and offers new opportunities for the Dutch production sector. ‘Engage in Energy’ was specifically chosen with this in mind as the trade fair theme in 2017.”
To provide visitors with a clear overview, Vakbeurs Energie works with a distinct, thematic approach and floorplan. From Audits to Solar Power; all aspects of generating and saving energy are covered. “This thematic approach is reflected in all our communication with the market,” says van de Geijn, “In our weekly newsletters we shine the spotlight on one of the themes visitors can expect to see at the exhibition and in the programme of workshops and lectures. In provide the necessary in-depth scope of the specialist subjects, we cooperate closely with one or more leading branch organisations or other knowledge partners on virtually all of the themes. We are very proud to count specialists such as Maxime Verhagen (Bouwend Nederland), Maurits Groen (Waka Waka Foundation) and Reinier Gerrits (VNCI) as Ambassadors of Vakbeurs Energie. The significance of energy as a theme has now penetrated right to the very core of many organisations.”