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.

Personnel at the ZEN Research Centre

Postal address:

The Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (FME ZEN)

NTNU, Faculty of Architecture and Design
NO-7491 Trondheim

About the Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research

The Centres for Environment-friendly Energy Research (FME) scheme develops expertise and promotes innovation by supporting long-term research on environment-friendly energy and carbon capture and storage in collaborations between leading research groups and users. The centres are selected via a detailed process administered by the Research Council of Norway.