City-zen field trip in Grenoble

On the 8th and 9th of April 2015, Grenoble hosted the first field trip for City-zen and local partners. The puprose of this visit was to discover Grenoble ambitious projects and to participate in the debate on the challenges facing the city. Round tables and site visits marked this field trip, which offered a wealth of information, pictures, discussions…and good weather!

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The round tables focused on three topics :

  • Retrofitting : technical and non technical drivers
  • Monitoring : which data for whom and for what purpose ?
  • Innovative solutions for district heating

Interesting site visits were arranged in several areas of Grenoble : Presqu’île, Villeneuve and Arlequin.

This field trip was also the occasion to know more about :

  • the City-zen serious game that will be developed for the decision makers about the transition process towards a sustainable city,
  • the roadshow around 10 European cities to engage partners cities and people in the process of energy transition by spreading the City-zen vision.


  • 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've learned by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Achieved 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