Positive Energy Blocks are a localised response to the European Energy Transition and the next step beyond zero-energy buildings. They combine local renewable energy generation with energy efficiency measures and a holistic approach to urban energy, including strong stakeholder integration, informed by an ambition towards smart sustainable cities.
Furthermore, they should be well embedded within cities' strategic energy, mobility, climate and urban plans to foster the local urban energy transition and optimise the potential for positive change towards climate-neutral, livable cities.
This contribution will explore some of the technical challenges in implementing and scaling up PEDs, and will focus mainly on organisational structures and changes. Topics are quadruple helix collaboration, open innovation, building local partnerships, needed technical expertise, planning support, multi-stakehiolder innovation, partnerships around real estate and energy, stakeholder and citizen engagement, contractual needs, new business models; and the challenges associated with them in a complex smart city projects.
The contribution will be informed by experiences in the EU H2020 Lighthouse Project +CityxChange, with insights from cities and projects across Europe.
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