1. Coordination platform: Local authorities and representatives from the district use a coordinated approach to jointly set up a platform to coordinate energy projects in the neighbourhood
A district's businesses, residents, managers and directors are determined to set up projects related to building renovation, local energy generation and energy storage. An energy district is not concerned with a loose collection of quick wins or pilot projects. On the contrary, there is a need for an integral and coherent programme that ultimately includes all buildings and households. To this end, a district-level, coordinating platform is established, where a town or municipality, together with local organisations such as schools, social housing companies, district centres and sports associations, as well as developers, energy suppliers, investors and citizen representatives, get together and are supported by experts (see the example of the ‘Coordinating platform’ in the Brussels Northern Quarter). This creates a structured form of exchange and a new organisational model for actors to work together. First and foremost they map out the energy potential and identify the needs and wishes of the residents (see, for example, the socio-technical mapping of Bospolder-Tussendijken in Rotterdam). A customised programme is subsequently developed within the coordination platform and a ‘district director’ is appointed to provide tailored support and unburden residents. The results are carefully monitored and the actions are adapted if need be. The district's transformation is a coherent and integral project.
bouwstenen: Brussels Northern Quarter Energy Coordination Platform LEAP Bospolder-Tussendijken