Pilot Projects

Our pilot projects are test areas for zero emission neighbourhoods

The ZEN Research Centre has nine pilot projects spread over Norway. They are test areas that aim at reducing their greenhouse gas emissions towards zero within their life cycle.

Serving as innovation hubs, this is where we test new solutions for developing zero emission neighbourhoods. Our pilot projects reflect the interdisciplinarity of the center as different parties are working together: building professionals, property developers, public authorities, energy companies, building owners and users, and of course our researchers.

They include both new and well-established areas that will be upgraded and developed further, involve more than 30.000 people, and cover more than 1 mio. square meters.