Pathway towards Climate-Neutrality through low risky and fully replicable Positive Clean Energy Districts

01 January 2023 → 31 December 2027
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Building physics
    • Built heritage and renovation
    • Energy in buildings and built environments
    • Sustainable buildings and cities
    • Urban and regional design, development and planning not elsewhere classified
sustainability climate neutral cities energy renovation building stock renewable energy demonstration neighbourhood Positive Energy Districts energy transition Ghent
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Project description

The EU is behind various initiatives and innovations to help combat climate change and embrace Green Deal goals. One of these is the creation of positive clean energy districts (PCEDs) as a means towards accelerating the transition to climate neutrality. The EU-funded NEUTRALPATH project will demonstrate the benefits of PCEDs, particularly those based on human-centred and co-creation principles as a feasible and cost-effective way to achieve emissions reduction by 2030. The project will demonstrate the efficiency of PCEDs in two cities, Zaragoza (Spain) and Dresden (Germany), and will ensure the replicability of methods, technologies and business models in other EU cities, starting in Ghent (Belgium), Istanbul (Turkey) and Vantaa (Finland).

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA). Neither the European Union nor the authority can be held responsible for them.