Amsterdam Smart City launches a call to identify suitable retrofit projects for City-zen.
Owners of ambitious energy retrofit projects in Amsterdam can apply for European support via City-zen until November 30th, 2015. The available support of 2,6 million euro will be distributed to the most ambitious projects, with the largest reduction in CO2 emission reduction. Not only housing corporations and property investors can apply but also home-owners and co-owners. For them, a specific share of the support is reserved.
One of the projects that benefits from this European support is a Zero-On-The-Meter retrofit by local housing corporation Eigen Haard. ‘In this highly innovative project all parties work together to achieve that the building will produce just as much energy as the tenants use over the course of a year. Next to that, the construction time will be extremely limited, to allow the tenants to stay in their dwelling during the works’, Annelies van der Stoep, local coordinator of City-zen in Amsterdam explains. ‘Supporting these projects now allows all parties involved to learn, so future retrofit projects can be realised without financial support. Secondly, retrofits like these set an example for stakeholders both in Amsterdam and in Europe’.
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