Blue Planet and rational energy use
Publication date 24.01.2012
Spin-off Blue Planet Academy & Consulting (BPAC)
The sharp rise in energy costs and the uncertainty surrounding natural resources is leading to radical changes in the generation and use of energy worldwide. The steady increase in world population and the exponential growth of China reinforce this need for a sustainable society and a more efficient energy market.
Blue Planet Academy & Consulting (BPAC) is the result of more than 20 years of dedicated research in the field of sustainable and alternative energy by the VUB Department of Applied Mechanics.
The objective of the BPAC expert team is to investigate and manage energy flux and incorporate this expertise in practiceoriented courses about rational energy use in general, and more specifically, energy performance certification (EPB/EPC).
BPAC offers a wide range of services in the field of energy auditing for SMEs, and industrial and public buildings. Depending on the client’s energy saving objectives and budget, the team identifies and applies the most appropriate audit formula to the client’s building.
By transforming existing expertise and research in the field of energy auditing into practice-oriented courses, theory and practice are combined, turning problems into opportunities. Greater awareness of rational energy use can result in more energy saving, which immediately benefits the company, the individual citizen and the energy landscape.