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Sustainable energy is the future. The city of Amsterdam has the ambition to provide every citizen with a solar panel in the next years. How do you contribute? Share your innovative initiatives on energy here.
European cities and municipalities have considerable goals in becoming carbon neutral and energy self-sufficient in line with the Paris Agreement. To be successful in reaching climate ambitions we must start now, but it is complex and easier said then done. It requires radical changes such as far-reaching energy renovations, specific approaches, new heating networks, large-scale production facilities for solar power, geothermal energy and green gas. This needs the attention and action of all stakeholders: companies, knowledge institutions, companies, housing corporations and citizens. The European research project City-zen an Urban Energy Transition Methodology is developed to draw an Energy Master Plan for a city. The plan, a roadmap, exists of several (practical and local oriented) energy interventions and measures, both at the technical and strategic level which can be put on a timeline. In this City-zen approach the roadmap with urban energy measures for Amsterdam and Grenoble is made in helping achieving their ambitious climate goals. With concrete examples for local neighbourhoods it explains the different scenarios that are necessary to reach ambitious climate and energy targets.
City-zen was an international consortium, a program stimulating learning-by-doing in Grenoble and Amsterdam between March 2014 and November 2019. The results can be found in a booklet or in detailed reports. http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/reporting/deliverables/
The purpose of the implementation of the fuel cell technology in the centre of Amsterdam is to learn more about the technology, its implementation, and its performance: this is a true Proof of Concept.
Mattijs Guichelaar, projectmanager Cool Endeavour, says: “Now we can show the weekly stream of visitorsaround the world real state-of-the-art technology next to the lighting andsmart displays!”
Frank Obernitz, director business development CFCL, says: “This consortiumreally is the Dutch Dream Team. The partners in the consortium supplement oneanother perfectly and share an excellent vision in the field of sustainablelocal energy generation”.
Images: Ceramic Fuel Cells BV, Heerlen
Want to find out how your monumental building can become more sustainable? Check out the green menu of the Groene Grachten: http://beta.amsterdamsmartcity.nl/solutions/the-green-menu
Amsterdam Smart City joined De Groene Bocht with the principal aim of knowledge exchange, network sharing and, like all the other participating organisations, to contribute towards the further sustainability of De Groene Bocht. De Groene Bocht also took part in Amsterdam Smart City's Monumental Buildings Project. The purpose of the project was to find out which technologies and methodologies are practical when it comes to rendering monument buildings on the canals.
The EU FP7 GEYSER project aims at supporting the energy transition within urban agglomerations by developing a technological and business framework to enable energy sustainable, networked Data Centres effectively interacting with Smart Grids and Cities. Hence, the project is solving two urban issues: energy efficiency and digital connectivity.
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An initiative of 10 sports associations, the local city council and some entrepreneurs to build and maintain strong and sustainable sports grounds.
A living lab right in the centre of Amsterdam will test sustainable initiatives
Buiksloterham, on the northern bank of the IJ waterway, once the site of Amsterdam’s most polluting industries, is being transformed into a sustainable area to live and work.
The living lab is described in the following report.
Want to know more about the status of Circular Buiksloterham after 5 years of innovation and pioneering?
Join us during the Event 'Circulair Buiksloterham, 5 jaar later' on the 26th of March in Pakhuis de Zwijger. The event will be in Dutch. Check <https://dezwijger.nl/programma/circulair-buiksloterham-5-jaar-later>
Aiming to make the city more sustainable, we set out to place solar panels on Metrostation Reigersbos
The rooftop with solarpanels are producing energy for the city since March 2017.
The metropolis of the future has multifunctional roofscape that produces energy, harvests rainwater and food and is a place for recreation in nature.
The metropolis of the future has a multifunctional roofscape that produces energy, harvests rainwater and food and is a place for recreation in nature. In this way it forms a healthy shell over our city. Since 2010 De Dakdokters (The Roofdoctors) transform the roofs of Amsterdam. Let us show you some of our most interesting solutions and be inspired by our vision.
De Ceuvel is one of the most sustainable and unique urban developments in Europe.
Reusing batteries could offer households and businesses throughout the Netherlands an affordable form of energy storage.