Challenge #14

how can …

shop-owners in Ghent keep their doors closed in winter to reduce energy consumption?


City of Ghent – Environment and climate department

Our mission is to move our city to a sustainable and climate neutral city.

Involved SDG's

#7 – Affordable & clean energy

#8 – Decent work & economic growth

#13 – Climate action


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Problem description

A lot of shop-owners keep their doors open because it is more appealing to customers to come in. In wintertime this wastes a lot of heat and thus energy.

How can we help them to keep their doors closed for the cold while still stimulate the customers to come and enter the shop?

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students are working on this challenge

What has been done already?

Not much

What are the next steps?

Promote a mindshift with shop-owners and their customers.

Expected outcome

Communication campaign and testcases.