In June 2016, EDF Luminus and KRC Genk announced their collaboration to make the Luminus Arena CO22-neutral by 2020. The two first phases of the work were completed in 2017.
The Luminus Arena The new, latest-generation condensation boiler
The first phase, automating the heating system, took place between December 2016 and March 2017. Specifically, the works carried out during this period comprised:
These works enable heating to be programmed according to the schedule for use, and to regulate the temperatures of each room individually. In terms of CO2 reduction, this first phase and the changeover to a green energy contract have resulted in a savings of 460 tonnes of CO2.
The second phase of the works, covering the automation of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, was carried out from April to June 2017. This work included:
The second phase enabled a savings of 113 tonnes of CO2. In total, the works carried out in 2017 have resulted in a 52% reduction in total emissions.
The next phase will involve the installation of 400 solar panels on the stadium roof. It will be carried out in 2018 by EDF Luminus subsidiary Dauvister, which specialises in the installation of photovoltaic panels.