Meet the Partners – The City of Ghent

07 September 2021 - Published by Deirdre Buist
Ghent is a valued partner in many EU-funded projects and brings a wealth of co-creation and transnational experience to share. The beautiful city of Ghent has an impressive track record in reducing CO2 emissions and has developed numerous digital tools to enable this reduction. We are excited to have them on board and are eager to collaborate.

Between 2007and 2018 emissions were reduced by 20%, and now Ghent is aiming for a 40% reduction by 2030. To help achieve this goal, Ghent wants to improve its current digital tool Check-je-huis (Check-My-Home) together with the Stronghouse partners.This open data tool is already being used by many other municipalities, who also hope to use the next version.

Improved tool

The improved and more effective Check-My-Home tool will be used to increase energy renovation by individual homeowners. For this Ghent hopes to profit from the knowledge and instruments  already developed by the Stronghouse partners. Together the Stronghouse collaboration will use shared insights  and understandings in terms of what the  triggers and barriers are for homeowners  regarding energy renovation to improve the tool.

The Check-My-House will be expanded to include:

  • The link with Energy Performance Certificates

  • A connection to local SMEs

  • Improved conversion

Pilot & adaptation

Together with partners at IGEMO, the City of Ghent will pilot this improved tool and adapt it to the city itself. Ghent will focus on the content of these improvements and how to fit these in the existing tool. The open data tool will then be available for all interested municipalities.

Read more about the Check je Huis Tool (Dutch)


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