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EU Funded FP7 project on Urban Energy Transition in Amsterdam and Grenoble. Includes demonstrations, games and research.

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.

What is the goal of the project?

A city free of fossil fuels. City-Zen shows you how it’s done

A city operating entirely on clean energy. Sun, wind, biomass or geothermal heat… in theory it’s possible. But what about real life? How do we integrate new energy solutions in existing buildings, systems and, last but not least, the lives of people? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how do we overcome these? That is what the international consortium City-Zen is learning-by-doing in 20 innovative projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

Who initiated the project and which organizations are involved?

City-zen consists of 23 consortium partners: Vito, Amsterdam Economic Board, University of Amsterdam, Delft Technical University, AEB, Westpoort Warmte, Waternet, Alliander, Daikin, Clicks & Links, DNV GL, Think-E, Ville de Grenoble, GEG, CCIAG, CEA, Hespul, Queens University of Belfast, University of Siena, Atos Worldgrid.