EnergyVille is an association of the Flemish research institutes KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. EnergyVille researchers provide expertise to industry and public authorities on energy-efficient buildings and intelligent networks for a sustainable urban environment. This includes, for example, smart grids and advanced district heating and cooling. One of the objectives of EnergyVille is to become one of the top five European institutes in innovative energy research. In this context, the center was embedded in major national and international networks right from the start. It covers research, development, training and innovative industrial activities under one name and in close collaboration with local, regional and international partners.
The ASSIST action will specifically be carried out by researchers of the unit “Sustainable Energy and Built Environment (SEB). The expertise of this unit lies mainly in the field of life cycle assessment, sustainable consumption and production, sustainability assessment at different levels (building materials, building elements, buildings, districts, cities), cost benefit analysis, new business models, and best available techniques. Experts have more than 20 years of experience in working for both government and industry, and providing them with policy supporting advice. This unit has a strong track record in delivering products and services to European Commission.