Take a Cue from the Dutch & Reduce CO2 at Your Facility
by Monique Nelson on April 26th, 2011

North America is fairly progressive when it comes to creating sustainable initiatives, but every now and then it is a good idea to take a look around and see what other countries are doing. Today, I would like to draw your attention to the Dutch and their "AmSMARTerdam City."

According to their website,

"Amsterdam Smart City is a unique collaboration between the inhabitants of Amsterdam, businesses and governments in order to illustrate how energy can be saved, now and in the future. Together we are developing smart projects that will change the world."

That is a pretty impressive statement. They offer a short, very intriguing video that states they are trying to become CARBON NEUTRAL by the year 2015.

The program has an entire section dedicated to reducing CO2 emissions from swimming pools. As I am sure you are well aware, swimming pools take a large amount of energy to remain at a nice temperature for your swimmers. The program for the Smart City studies ways to effectively manage energy consumption - without a lot of hassle or enormous up front costs.

One of the "Smart Technologies" that they are instituting in their pilots studies is Heatsavr, the liquid pool cover. This product has been proven to save between 15% to 30% of energy consumption and is a very easy solution to their needs.

If you would like to engage in the conversation about AmSMARTERerdam City, particularly where their swimming pools are concerned, you can join in the LinkedIn Group dedicated to the subject. The group is titled "Sustainable Pools" and you can find it by following this link:


Want to see one more, really neat little commercial? Here you go:
Amsterdam Smart City Commercial


Posted in Reduce Energy, Commercial Facilities    Tagged with heatsavr, amsterdam smart city, liquid pool cover, co2 emission reduction, commercial aquatics facility, sustainable pool