On 10 March 2022, the first co-creation session with the oPEN Living Lab Genk’s industrial partners took place. This session worked around 8 topics that need to be considered for establishing a Positive Energy Neighbourhood. These topics are renovation & prefabrication concepts, business models, HVAC, energy box, renewable energy, neighbourhood infrastructure, monitoring & control, DC-grid.
The first co-creation session with the citizens of Waterschei and Nieuw Texas took place on 19 March 2022. To join this session, people met at the EnergyVille facilities in Genk’s Thor Park. 39 people participated in this co-creation event. The session aimed to discuss through informal conversations citizens’ concerns, ideas, and scope for the project.
As a next step, citizens, industrial, research and governmental partners will merge in joint sessions.