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    Homeowner shares his lessons learned in energy efficient home renovation: “take into account the risks”

    June 18, 2018

    [English summary below Dutch text] Voor de overgang van gas naar warmte via andere duurzame energiebronnen én ervaringen in het renoveren van woningen, hebben we voorbeelden en ervaringsverhalen nodig. Een onderdeel van City-zen zijn de renovatiesubsidies voor woningeigenaren. Woningeigenaren (zowel particulieren, VVE’s, woningcorporaties als beleggers) in Amsterdam konden via City-zen gebruik maken van een Europese […]

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    City-zen at WeMakeThe.City Festival 20-24/06

    June 13, 2018

    WeMakeThe.City is a festival that makes cities better. For five days in a row, urgent everyday challenges in the urban environment will be tackled, together with audience and experts, spread across different locations in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. With lectures, film screenings, expositions, performances, urban expeditions, games, workshops, expert meetings, conversations, labs, maker spaces, and […]

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  • [EVENT REVIEW] International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (IBPSA) May 2018 – France

    May 31, 2018

    On the occasion of the IBPSA conference that took place on May 15 – 16,  G2Elab presented an “Electrical flexibility analysis of heat pumps in a new residential neighborhood”. This study* was realised in collaboration with GEG, University Grenoble Alpes, CNRS and Grenoble INP. Abstract – As Grenoble electrical DSO (Distribution System Operator), GEG whishes […]

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    Vehicle-2-Grid in SCIS Podcast [listen to the podcast]

    May 23, 2018

    SCIS Podcast Episode 1: Bidirectional Chargers [listen to this podcast 23:19] City-zen project Vehicle-2-Grid has been featured in the first episode of the SCIS podcast “Urban Reverb”. “If we want to make this a proper product to be placed in the grid, then the price of the charger needs to go down a lot.” Quote […]

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    Alliander attended a roundtable discussion with NRW-minister of Economic Affairs at German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce (article in Dutch)

    May 3, 2018

    City-zen – energietransitie en -opslagmedia – projecten Virtual Power Plant en Vehicle 2 Grid waren onderdeel van gesprek tijdens het bezoek van de minister van Economische Zaken van Noordrijn-Westfalen Pinkwart aan de Duits-Nederlandse Handelskamer (DNHK) in Den Haag. Minister Pinkwart, Economische Zaken van Noordrijn-Westfalen, bezocht op 20 april de Duits-Nederlandse Handelskamer (DNHK) in Den Haag. […]

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    City-zen colleague Andy van den Dobbelsteen receives Royal Distinction

    April 30, 2018

    Andy van den Dobbelsteen (Professor of Climate Design & Sustainability at TU Delft) was suprised with a Royal Distinction during the annual Royal Distinction Day or ‘Lintjesregen’. He received the distinction ‘Ridder in de Orde van de Nederlandse Leeuw’ at the Delft town hall from Delft mayor Marja van Bijsterveldt. Andy has been dedicated to […]

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  • City-zen demonstration projects’ crucial role in pushing new regulatory frameworks

    April 9, 2018

    A research on legal and financial barriers faced in innovative energy projects To realize a clean-energy system, the city’s energy infrastructure and buildings are redesigned and new energy services are developed. These changes naturally meet economic and regulatory friction: laws and regulations are still directed towards the current fossil fuel based system. Changing the regulatory framework […]

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  • City-zen Roadshow Roeselare April 2018

    April 5, 2018

    Together searching for energy transition solutions April 23 to April 27 2018 – Roeselare, Belgium The City-zen Roadshow will start 23 April in Roeselare, Belgium. International experts will elaborate on the similar objectives and themes the SWAT BK TU Delft students worked on. Together they will open up discussions with citizens, local companies, students and […]

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  • The Energy Transition Roadmap to Paris

    Both City-zen cities Amsterdam and Grenoble working on their Energy Transition Roadmap. We may call it a coincidence: both approximately 500 km away from the real Paris. The roadmap is for these cities the route to the Paris Agreement. After years of in-depth research, the time has come to start the movement in real time. […]

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  • Roadmaps and crystal balls at City-zen

    March 27, 2018

    How can we guarantee that our cities will be future fit? The answer is that we can’t. Even trying to determine something as basic to daily life as the price of fuel beyond 2030, in the words of Hélène Poimboeuf, Grenoble’s Energy Transition Director, “is like looking into a crystal ball”. The cities of Amsterdam […]

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