20 May 2021 — The Green Light District project is a validated bottom-up approach aimed at transforming the historic inner city neighbourhoods of Amsterdam, including the universally known ‘Red Light District’, into ‘Green Light District’
The Green Light District project transforms the historic inner city neighbourhoods of Amsterdam, including the universally known ‘Red Light District’, into ‘Green Light District’. The Green Light District project is a validated bottom-up approach, transforming the densely populated and most visited square kilometer of Europe into a future proof, sustainable and prosperous area. A group of nonprofits, the municipality of Amsterdam, energy experts, a technical university, real estate owners, citizens and entrepreneurs work together to sustainably improving the area. The lessons learned and positive outcomes are shared within the Climate-KIC community. Outcomes are scalable to other regions, such as the digital advisory tool, for upscaling tailor-made advice and personalized roadmaps for the transformation of historic neighbourhoods.
Proof of this scalable approach is the launch of the Green Menu for Portugal and Slovenia. For which heritage, sustainable retrofitting and energy efficiency specialists from Slovenia, Portugal and the Netherlands, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, have joined forces in a pan-European project on sustainable heritage that is helping to make complex renovation of historic residential buildings easier, more attractive and scalable. In this extensive online toolbox – up until now only available in the Netherlands – historic building owners in Portugal and Slovenia will be able to find relevant information on how to make their homes more sustainable, including technical solutions, financial opportunities and local heritage regulations. Similarly, the visitor can use easy-to-use calculation tools and find other relevant information on retrofitting opportunities.
The Green Light District project is a member of POCITYF’s Smart Connected Communities for Positive Energy Blocks in Cultural Heritage Areas Working Group.
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Visit the Green Menu