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Aug 5, 2014
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This seems to be a large-scale energy performance contracting scheme, with an aim of being at the city scale. There is a lot of potential in this area, particularly the largely untapped residential energy performance market, and gamification elements in the user interface could inspire more engagement with the tool interface than previous versions of home dashboards. One of the challenges will be around multi-unit buildings, particularly residential buildings, and the 'split incentive'. How does a building owner sign up for the program when tenants likely pay individual energy bills and the owner has no control over their energy usage? Conversely, if you are tenant and want to participate in the scheme you have no control over building upgrades. The idea to start in locations where you can rely on support from the local government is a good one because without regulatory support, energy savings alone have so far not been enough of a motivator for building owners to take action. A very good proposal, in many ways mimicking C40 on a residential scale. Novel idea of working at a neighbourhood level, working through local associations and promoting communication using apps, etc. Also the idea of franchises and ambassadors to roll out at scale. The downside is that it is a purely commercial solution, and is not really 'empowering communities to build awareness of green building'; it also only relates to the 'energy' aspect of green buildings. The impact will be limited by the capacity of the company and the take-up by the communities Elaborate on business model and if it will work only where utilities buy back power.

Javier Burgos

Aug 10, 2014
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Hello and greetings from the contest fellows! Thank you for submitting a proposal to our contest, and congratulations on making it into the top 8! We are very excited to have your proposal, and hope to see it do well. We would love for you to keep improving your proposal prior to the next round of judging. Don't forget, both Judges Choice and Popular Choice winners will be connected with people who can support the implementation of their proposal, which may include policy makers, business executives, NGO and foundation officials, scientists, and others. They will be recognized and publicized by the MIT Climate CoLab and invited to showcase their proposals at a conference held at MIT November 2014, where a $10,000 Grand Prize will be awarded. I would like to encourage you to take a moment and consider how you can improve your proposal, before the next round of judging. The judges comments from the 1st round have been shared with you as a comment (above), feel free to consider these as you make edits. In addition, you may want to consider adding additional information on: - How will this initiative create awareness in the public and create public demand. Who is being targeted by this proposal? - What is the timeline after Q2 2015? - What might be the next communities where this might be implemented, after Rotterdam and the Hague?

Vahid Koree

Aug 11, 2014
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Thank you very much for your comments. We will review the proposal, taking into account the feedback you have given us.

Manohar Lal Baharani

Aug 11, 2014
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PTZ through carbon neutrality, energy neutrality and energy cost neutrality is an excellent road map. I recommend segregating the action plan in two routes - on existing buildings that may call for in situ modifications after energy audits, its viability and cost aspects. This will have critical paths in implementation. The second route for the new buildings that are coming all over the world - meeting population increase and urbanization needs.

Jan Kunnas

Aug 26, 2014
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Hi, I like that your proposal "downscales" the solving of climate change to one neighborhood at the time, making the task ahead looking more manageable. As such, I see a clear connection to my global plan: https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300701/planId/1308202 "The scale of the problem gets suddenly much more manageable when we try to reach this "tipping point" on neighborhood at the time. First engaging for your neighbors, together your own neighborhood, showing example to the whole town, and finally their own country, taking the power of example to an international level." Linked my proposal to yours in the following way: "A similar "downscaling" approach is in the proposal Path To Zero transforming individual buildings and households one neighborhood at a time to green buildings, making communities and eventually cities energy independent."

Climate Colab

Sep 3, 2014
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This proposal has been chosen to advance as a Finalist. Congratulations, and good luck during the voting period!

Hemant Wagh

Sep 6, 2014
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Could we integrate reduction in energy consumption with Biological Carbon Capture & Sequestration! Would it be possible to include into your client communications a request to 'save the seeds of fruits eaten by their units (work/family) throughout the year and spread/help spread those seeds onto unused land in the vicinity.' This would help increase the green cover, density and in long run provide fruits free of cost to everyone. Impact of trees around the house/buildings on the temperatures inside buildings could be another additional dimension to consider. A land based BCCS program would be beneficial. A proposal outlining such an approach is available. Following is a link to such a proposal. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300103/planId/1310401 This would bolster the efforts directed at finding workable solution to climate change..

Hemant Wagh

Sep 6, 2014
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Could we integrate reduction in energy consumption with Biological Carbon Capture & Sequestration! Would it be possible to include into your client communications a request to 'save the seeds of fruits eaten by their units (work/family) throughout the year and spread/help spread those seeds onto unused land in the vicinity.' This would help increase the green cover, density and in long run provide fruits free of cost to everyone. Impact of trees around the house/buildings on the temperatures inside buildings could be another additional dimension to consider. A land based BCCS program would be beneficial. A proposal outlining such an approach is available. Following is a link to such a proposal. https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300103/planId/1310401 This would bolster the efforts directed at finding workable solution to climate change..

Joris Rp

Sep 8, 2014
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This concept of The Path to Zero, is really about making complex things easy, isn't it? To me it seems like a brilliant concept.

Jan-willem Hoogeweegen

Sep 10, 2014
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Excellent Initiative! This is what we see in Rotterdam as the way forward! Compliments.

Krijn Braber

Sep 16, 2014
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Congratulations Arash Aazami, With your drive and energy you should be able to change the world and create the "Paradigm Shift" we so desperately need to finally get rid of the "fossile Fossils/Dino's" :-) Greetings and compliments, Krijn Braber

Osero Shadrack Tengeya

Sep 17, 2014
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Hi BAS and friends, kindly consider to vote for my proposal shown in the link below https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300206/planId/1002 Thanks in advance.

Anne-marie Soulsby

Sep 23, 2014
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Hi BAS Nederland, Please consider voting for my proposal, https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300801/planId/1309001 Good luck with your entry! Asante/Thank-you @conserveaction

Stanley Nyoni

Oct 2, 2014
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This project is case of sustainability brought home while having a global impact. Well done Team I wish you success

Victor Blanco

Oct 4, 2014
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Congratulations!!! Please check the "Discusion Section" in the "Community" label... Proposal of activity during the Conference Session of 2014 Winners... https://www.climatecolab.org/web/guest/discussion#discussion%3DpageType%3ATHREAD%2CthreadId%3A1337218

Liz Njeru

Oct 5, 2014
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I can't wait for this to actually be available. Make sure to include Amsterdam in the cities that benefit! Well done!