What do we do?
At the ZEN Research Centre, we conduct research on zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN) in smart cities.
Our goal is to develop solutions for future buildings and neighbourhoods with no greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to a low carbon society.
Organisation of the ZEN Research Centre
The ZEN Research Centre is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and organized as a joint NTNU/SINTEF unit.
The ZEN Research Centre has a General Assembly and an Executive Board. The Executive Board (EB) is responsible for the quality and progress of the research activities towards the Research Council of Norway and for the allocation of funds to the various activities. The user partners have majority and the Chair of the EB. The General Assembly (GA) includes a representative of all partners. The GA gives guidance to the EB in their decision-making on major project management issues and approval of the semi-annual implementation plans.
The Centre also has a Scientific Committee (SC) with representatives from leading international institutes and universities to ensure international relevance and quality of the work performed. The SC consists of selected representatives from the Centre’s international partners, selected to span the research areas of the Centre.
Organizational structure of the ZEN Research Centre