oPEN Lab | Project Partner

Wonen in Limburg

From July 1, 2023, Nieuw Dak will be part of one large housing company for the province of Limburg with the name; Wonen in Limburg, abbreviated WiL. WiL is the collection of 19 organizations active in the field of social housing with almost 100 years of experience in construction, renovation and rental of social housing. WiL manages a very large portfolio of nearly 24.000 rental houses in the province Limburg of Belgium.

Role in Project

As owner of the social houses, WiL will play a key role in setting up the Genk Living lab. Their main tasks will be:

  • Investment in the renovation and transformation to a PEN-approach for the neighbourhood Nieuw-Texas;
  • Access to the buildings to monitoring the data flows and to follow up the transition to an positive energy neighbourhood.

WiL will focus on involving the social tenants in the oPEN Living Lab neighbourhood. It will be involved in all WP’s of the project using its field expertise to advice and feedback in the design, operation, monitoring and evaluation of all aspects of the oPEN Living Lab Genk