Research works are organised into three programmes, each divided into two projects:

  • Programme 1 aims to optimise the main components of the urban system at sub-district scale: on the one hand the urban hub – especially with the Hub station, and on the other hand the urban block;
  • Programme 2 aims to optimise the district energy system, taking into account waste energy recovery, decentralized energy production, storage and intelligent control of networks;
  • Programme 3 is a toolbox to develop a method to measure the environmental, social and economic impacts of a project at the urban scale and to suggest innovative economic models to promote urban energy transition investments.