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Positive energy, what?

A positive energy district is an inhabited neighbourhood, often newly built, that produces as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. An efficient and sustainable energy plan is what we want everywhere. That is why Cosmopolis, the centre for urban research at the VUB, is now launching a project to introduce positive energy neighbourhoods in Belgium. First test case: Cureghem Abbatoir in Brussels!

But how does your neighbourhood become such a positive energy district? Since two years, Cosmopolis is building a network with other positive energy districts in the European Union. At the moment, VUB cooperates with Sweden and Austria and there are five neighbourhoods which regularly exchange ideas and advice. Each neighbourhood has something to teach the others in terms of efficiency, and so they encourage each other to get the best out of each neighbourhood. The ultimate goal is to determine the most efficient and sustainable energy plan for each neighbourhood.

Are you passionate about sustainability and do concepts like urban farming or renewable energy ring a bell? Or can you link this project to your thesis or research? Then take a look at the website and help Cosmopolis by brainstorming and exchanging ideas. Maybe you will help our country to reach the energy targets of Europe!

Do you want to join the challenge?

I want to join!
Projectleader:
Griet Juwet

E-mail:
griet.juwet@vub.be

Phone:
0474528911

Would you like to know more about this project?

Website coming soon

Vacancy

You

- Know something about sustainability and energy

- Have creative ideas to realize the positive energy districts in Brussels

What's in it for me?

- The project can mean something in your research or thesis

- You help Belgium reach the EU energy targets!

- You contribute to a more sustainable society

 

Do you want to join the challenge?

I want to join!
Projectleader:
Griet Juwet

E-mail:
griet.juwet@vub.be

Phone:
0474528911

Would you like to know more about the project

Website coming soon!