oPEN Lab

Open innovation living labs for Positive Energy Neighbourhoods

The main objective of oPEN Lab is to upgrade the existing buildings and district facilities in specific neighbourhoods in the cities of Tartu, Pamplona and Genk to fully operational Positive Energy Neighbourhoods and operate them as Positive Energy Neighbourhood Living Labs.  

A Positive Energy Neighbourhood is understood to be an energy-efficient and energy-flexible urban area or group of connected buildings, which produces net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and actively manages an annual local or regional surplus of renewable energy.  

The oPEN Lab project will demonstrate the feasibility of promising technologies, processes and social innovations, leading towards Positive Energy Neighbourhoods and paving the way for wider replication.