• Smart Energy Solutions: What Is Keeping Cities From Implementing?

    April 15, 2019

    Please save-the-date! Join us for replication workshops in the morning of 20 June 2019 as side-events to the EU Sustainable Energy Week!

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  • City-zen Days Amsterdam: first impressions

    The three-day conference on how to reduce CO2-emissions in metropolitan areas spurred discussions, enriched minds with lessons learned and offered excellent networking opportunities. We were honoured by the presence of Amsterdam’s Deputy Mayor Marieke van Doorninck, responsible for Spatial Development and Sustainability. Keep your eyes on this site for detailed reports on riveting presentations and […]

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  • Renovation of condominiums: example of support of the” why not “

    January 31, 2019

    Starting the thermal renovation of a condominium requires the condominium owners to agree collectively: the work is expensive and collective decision-making is not simple! As part of City-zen, the Local Energy and Climate Agency of the Grenoble metropolitan area – ALEC, wanted to experiment with a new intervention format to help those who hesitate to […]

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  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we learn by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Expected Impacts

    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid