Following a series of co-creation sessions and info evenings, the oPEN Living Lab team in Genk has already managed to find 27 households that will become part of the oPEN Living Lab. These households are all social dwellings in the Nieuw Texas district and will be renovated in the second half of 2023. All tenants, volunteering to be part of the project, are enthusiast to learn about the energy transition and want to contribute to build a strong community in the district.
In addition to these 27 social houses, 8 privately owned houses in the Garden City of Waterschei will be part of the living lab in Genk. The search for these participants is currently ongoing.