COST Action 19126 - Positive Energy Districts European Network

Project Details


Europe is set to be a global role model in energy transition. It has made significant progress in building level innovations and is now stepping up efforts towards city-wide transformation with the pioneering concept of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs). The EU's Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan) has set out a vision to create 100 PEDs in Europe by 2025. The concept of PEDs is emerging and the knowledge and skills needed for the planning and designing, implementation and monitoring, as well as replication and mainstreaming of PEDs are yet to be advanced. The challenge is cross sectors and domains, thus the solutions can only be found through collective innovation. This COST Action will drive the deployment of PEDs by harmonizing, sharing and disseminating knowledge and breakthroughs on PEDs across different stakeholders, domains and sectors at the national and European level. It will establish a PED innovation ecosystem to facilitate open sharing of knowledge, exchange of ideas, pooling of resources, experimentation of new methods and co-creation of novel solutions across Europe. Additionally, this COST Action will support the capacity building of new generation PED professionals, Early Career Investigators as well as experienced practitioners. It will mobilize the relevant actors from and across Europe to collectively contribute to the long-term climate neutral goal.
Short titleCost Action PED
Effective start/end date01/09/202031/08/2024

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark
  • Fraunhofer ISE (lead)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • European Construction Technology Platform (Project partner)
  • Energy Agency of Plovdiv (Project partner)
  • Municipality of Smolyan (Project partner)
  • The Cyprus Institute (Project partner)
  • ECOTEN s.r.o. (Project partner)
  • Smart Písek (Project partner)
  • Czech Technical University in Prague (Project partner)
  • University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings CTU in Prague (Project partner)
  • Võru Town Government (Project partner)
  • City of Espoo (Project partner)
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. (Project partner)
  • City of Leipzig (Project partner)
  • International Renewable Energy Agency (Project partner)
  • Freiburg City (Project partner)
  • Agenzia nazionale per le nuove tecnologie, l'energia e lo sviluppo economico sostenibile (Project partner)
  • University of Bologna (Project partner)
  • Università degli Studi di Roma Unitelma Sapienza (Project partner)
  • Comune di Milano (Project partner)
  • Università di Pisa (Project partner)
  • EURAC Research (Project partner)
  • Officinae Verdi Group S.p.A. (Project partner)
  • Autonomous Province of Trento (Project partner)
  • Lithuanian Energy Institute (Project partner)
  • Transport Malta (Project partner)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Project partner)
  • University of Bergen (Project partner)
  • Urban Europe Research Alliance (Project partner)
  • Warsaw University of Technology (Project partner)
  • Laboratorio Nacional de Energia e Geologia (Project partner)
  • EDP (Project partner)
  • The Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (Project partner)
  • Alba Lulia Municipality (Project partner)
  • National Institute for Research and Development in Constructions, Urban Planning and Sustainable Spatial Development (Project partner)
  • Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (Project partner)
  • CIEMAT (Project partner)
  • University of Manchester (Project partner)
  • University of Cambridge (Project partner)


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