Ghent’s one-stop-shop for energy renovation, ‘De Energiecentrale‘ means the door is always open for locals trying to keep the heat in. From this hub, energy experts visit inhabitant’s homes to give free advice and assistance on energy efficiency, from drawing up long-term plans to filling in forms and finding providers.
With a customer-friendly approach, De Energiecentrale supports home owners’ choices with a range of services tailored to the state of their home, the available budget and time. The practice uses the insights of behavioural science to encourage an energy-saving way of life.
Since beginning in 2014, this practice has saved the people of Ghent €1,220,000 on energy bills and the equivalent of 5,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.