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CITY-ZEN

City-zen: a balanced approach to the city of the future

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€25,189,520
Total costs
€42,874,939
Funding programme
FP7
4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.

Description

City-zen was a joint project of Amsterdam, Grenoble and 28 partners that was granted EU-funding to develop and demonstrate energy efficient cities and to build a methodology and tools for cities, industries and citizens to reach the 20-20-20 targets.

Map

Project demonstration sites

Results

  • Sanquin cooling by raw water realized
  • Houthaven comfort cooling realized
  • Amount of renovated (residential) buildings: 76000 m2
  • Amount of dwellings connected to a smart grid: 10000
  • Innovative collective drainage network for a significant density of highly energy performance groundwater heat pumps realized
  • Development of two roadmaps to carbon neutrality
  • Smart grid elements tested:
    • Virtual power plant in Amsterdam and PV combined with batteries in Grenoble
    • Multi-territorial monitoring system (heat, water, electricity)
    • Vehicle to grid
    • End to end smartification
  • 10 Roadshows executed (intense, one week programs at cities that want to kick-start their energy transition)

Visualisation type

expected

Objective

The City-zen project has yielded the following results:
* saving 35,000 tons CO2 per year
* renovated 76,000 m2 residential buildings
* connected 10,000 dwellings to smart grid
* 20 pilot projects completed in Grenoble and Amsterdam

Contact

Name
Birgit Vandevelde
Organisation
VITO
Email
birgit.vandevelde@energyville.be

Building aspects

  • Building Energy Services
  • Building Energy Services
  • heating (only)
  • Building Energy Services
  • heating and DHW
  • Building Energy Services
  • lighting and appliances
  • Building Energy Services
  • other please specify
  • Building features
  • Building type
  • Building use
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • photovoltaic
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • solar thermal collectors
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • boiler
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • condensing boiler
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • electrical equipment
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • heat pump: compression
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • other please specify
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • stove

Energy Carriers

  • Cold/district cold
  • Domestic gas - grid-bound
  • Electricity
  • Light oil
  • Other
  • Wood pellets
  • ‘Green’ electricity

Energy Systems Types

  • Infrastructure & System Integration
  • Infrastructure & System Integration
  • DHC extension
  • Storage
  • Storage
  • Electrical Storage

Mobility Type of Intervention

  • Infrastructure

Thematic Field

  • Energy System(s) Integration
  • Mobility and Transport
  • Refurbished Building(s)

ICT aspects

Building
City level
Energy Systems Integration
ICT
Mobility and Transport

Project data