Implementing Positive Energy Districts (PED).Learning from Zürich

Date & Location: Zürich, Switzerland, 17-21 September 2023 (4 days) 

Local Host: ZHAW Zürich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Facility Management (https://www.zhaw.ch/en/lsfm/institutes-centres/ifm/

Venue: Zürich Knowledge Center for Sustainable Development, Hardstrasse 235, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland 

Programme at a glance 

The training school will acquaint participants with state-of-the-art processes and practices for implementation of Positive Energy Districts. Participants will learn through lectures, site visits, practical classes, group work and discussion workshops how Zürich has been successfully implementing PEDs in the last fifteen years. Participants will become familiar with established and emerging models for PED governance and will get hands-on experience in working on real case studies with a variety of selected PED stakeholders. Furthermore, participants will learn how Zürich is planning further developments of PED, and will reflect upon PED related issues in research, policy, and practice. A detailed programme with a schedule and description of all envisaged activities, trainers, and site-visits will soon be available. 

For more details regarding the training school and to apply, please see the full call here.

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