Ghent is situated in Flanders in the Northern part of Belgium. It has about 250.000 inhabitants. The Step by Step project will be deployed in the neighbourhood Sluizeken – Tolhuis – Ham, characterized by several groups of housing with rather poor quality housing and considerable potential for energy savings.
Ghent wants to become climate neutral by 2050 and therefore sets itself ambitious goals that go beyond the EU 20-20-20 objectives. The city of Ghent is a signatory of the Covenant of Mayors since 2009.
Role of Ghent in the Step by Step project: The City Council of Ghent will organise and coordinate the deployment of theproject in Ghent. 1.500 households will be targeted.