As the organization team of a seminar about wind energy, we care a lot about sustainaibility.
When chosing the venue for the seminar, we opted for the Bruges Meeting Convention Center for four ecological reasons:
The venue for the conference diner (Halve Maan brewery), also has some remarkable sustainability initiatives:
In 2016, a beer pipeline became fully operational, making it the world’s first underground beer pipeline. It has a total length of 3.3 km, connecting the brewery with their bottling plant. The pipeline allows them to transport their beer between the two locations. The pipeline has had a positive impact on the environment as it reduced the CO2 emissions drastically. They avoided a lot of heavy traffic in the city centre of Bruges, making it a more clean, healthy and liveable city.
In 2022 the brewery invested in solar panels to produce green energy. This renewable energy source allows them to supply a large part of their own electricity consumption. At peak times up to 65%!
As a Belgian brewery, they aim to brew with as many local sourced ingredients as possible. For example, the wheat beer is brewed with 100% Belgian hops (grown in cooperation with local farmers).
In their water purification plant, they use innovative techniques to purify our wastewater into drinkable water. Halve Maan strives to reuse +/- 70% of their own water consumption. By doing so, they can pump up less ground water. Next to that, the water treatment process generates biogas. This gas can be used to generate electricity and heat as an alternative energy source.
During the seminar, coffee breaks and lunches will be provided by D's Deldycke Traiteurs, a caterer dedicated to a sustainable entrepreneurship with a low food print: