• 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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    Energy Transition Roadmap Amsterdam – 15/3 @ Pakhuis de Zwijger (Dutch)

    March 1, 2018

    [only in Dutch] Energy Transition Roadmap Amsterdam – Thursday 15/3 @ Pakhuis de Zwijger (Dutch) at 20:00. Wat is de lokale energiepotentie van de metropoolregio Amsterdam? Amsterdam heeft zich als doel gesteld om CO2-neutraal en aardgasvrij te worden, in lijn met de Parijs-akkoorden. Om succesvol te zijn in het halen van deze klimaatambities, moeten we […]

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  • Dutch Vehicle to Grid pilot: charge and deliver – World premiere in Amsterdam

    February 28, 2018

    Amsterdam is the first city in the world that installed public charge points that can charge electric vehicles and deliver electricity back to the grid by using Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology. Vehicle to Grid is part of a collaboration between grid company Alliander, technology company Enervalis, NewMotion and innovation platform Amsterdam Smart City ‘City-Zen […]

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  • Let’s check: is the energy use of our renovated buildings really improving?

    February 21, 2018

    Insulation, solar panels, HR glazing and new installations. All over Europe the existing building stock gets updated to become NZEB, a (Nearly) Zero Energy Building. We’d like to know if these renovations live up to their expectations and which investments are the smartest. Therefore we monitor the energy performance of all buildings within the framework […]

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  • City-zen Virtual Power Plant wins the Green Digital Charter Award 2017

    January 25, 2018

    The Amsterdam Virtual Power Plant, in which some 50 households jointly trade the energy from their home batteries, was awarded the Green Digital Charter Award 2017 by Eurocities during the ‘Imagine the Urban Future: Innovation Collaboration and Trust’ conference in Brussels on 23 January. Since the summer of 2017, the solar energy that is not […]

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  • City-zen Days – 31 January to 2 February 2018 in Grenoble – PROGRAM IS ONLINE !

    January 8, 2018

    The heart of Grenoble’s energy transition is above all the one of everyone’s energy, fueled by national and international inspirations and skills. It builds a common vision of the city of tomorrow, a livable and sustainable city for all. The 9 local partners of City-zen are eager to share with you their innovations and field […]

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  • What are your experiences with energy-saving measures? Have you taken energy-saving measures at home or not?

    December 12, 2017

    Let us learn from you so that we can reduce the energy consumption in Europe even further. More and more people are deciding to renovate their house in a sustainable manner: for example with insulation, double glazing or by installing solar panels. You might be one of them. But it is also possible that you […]

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