VITO is, together with KU Leuven, UHasselt and imec, part of EnergyVille. EnergyVille is a collaboration in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. EnergyVille develops technology and knowledge to support public and private stakeholders in the transition to an energy-efficient, decarbonised, and sustainable urban environment. As an energy R&D innovation hub, located in the industry-oriented ecosystem of Thor Park (Genk, Belgium), EnergyVille offers an attractive environment for energy research and industrial product development.
Role in Project
Apart from these main activities, VITO is involved in the implementation of various tasks throughout the work plan, taking a proactive role, for example, with optimisation of embodied energy and strategies for building optimal operation within a PEN, improvement of industrialised renovation process throughout the entire value chain. VITO contributes to the data collection, performance assessment and life-cycle impact analysis related to the Living Lab in Genk. Finally, they contribute to efforts on upscaling and replication of the oPEN Lab PEN approach and proactively engage in a wide range of dissemination activities aimed at maximising the impact of the oPEN Lab project.