The ZEN Research Centre conducts research on zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN) in smart cities
We develop solutions for future buildings and neighbourhoods with no greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to a low carbon society.
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The ZEN Research Centre, together with its partners, has set out to create zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN). A zero emission neighbourhood aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions towards zero within its life cycle.
The ZEN Research Centre is currently working on a draft definition of a zero emission neighbourhood that will be finalized at the end of February.Read more >>
The ZEN pilot projects serve as innovation hubs for the Centre’s research. They are geographically limited – primarily urban – areas in Norway in which the Centre’s researchers, together with building professionals, property developers, municipalities, energy companies, building owners and users, test new solutions for the construction, operation and use of neighbourhoods in order to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions on a neighbourhood scale to zero.
The ZEN Research Centre’s research is highly multi-disciplinary.
We have organized our research activities in 6 work packages: