• REGISTRATION OPEN: City-zen Days Amsterdam (1-3 April)

    March 7, 2019

    City-zen Days Amsterdam is THE event on innovative CO2-reduction in Metropolitan Areas and will take place from 1-3 April. Three days of inspiration, networking and sharing knowledge in the heart of Amsterdam. An impressive 25 partners will showcase 20 projects that have taken place in Amsterdam and Grenoble in the past 5 years. The interactive […]

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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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  • City-zen Fuck-up Night, geleerde lessen #3: Aan ons enthousiasme zal het niet liggen

    December 24, 2018

    – aan onze naïviteit wel Waternet houdt zich bezig met alles wat met water te maken heeft in Amsterdam. Afgelopen jaren komt steeds meer de nadruk op duurzaamheid te liggen en welke rol water daarin kan spelen. “Wij startten eigenlijk 5 jaar geleden al met duurzame initiatieven” zegt strategisch adviseur Otto Reinstra. Voor twee veelbelovende […]

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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