Blog: Transitioning towards smarter lifestyles

Blog: Transitioning towards smarter lifestyles

As part of her work on citizen engagement within ATELIER, Beatriz Pineda Revilla from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences investigates the impacts that a Positive Energy District (PED) has on the behaviour of new residents. How does moving to a smart home,...
Blog: Storage and smart grids: hype or future of energy systems?

Blog: Storage and smart grids: hype or future of energy systems?

“Storage” and “smart grids” have been buzzwords for quite some time but may be getting mainstream in Positive Energy District pilots like the ATELIER project. Storage comes in many forms and has several benefits. We have been familiar with the gas tank of a car, a...
Blog: Being more adaptive in EU research and innovation projects

Blog: Being more adaptive in EU research and innovation projects

Nowadays, almost every article begins with something like this: the world is changing faster than ever. It is changing politically, socially, technologically, and environmentally, thinking of Brexit,  AI, blockchain, climate change, trade wars between US and China, as...
Blog: Researching the transformative impact of ATELIER

Blog: Researching the transformative impact of ATELIER

Darren Sierhuis works as a researcher and lecturer at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, ATELIER’s partner responsible for cooperation activities. He is also linked to the University of Amsterdam’s Urban Planning department as a PhD candidate, using...