SCIS demonstration and urban planning projects

Green Solar Cities

Green Solar Cities offered a policy for cities focusing on a holistic approach, which includes good, energy-efficient construction and buildings installations leading to comfort and a good indoor climate, combined with the use of optimised energy supply systems together with a local contribution from renewable energy sources. Green Solar Cities... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

HOLISTIC

The HOLISTIC project was based in selected zones in Dundalk, (Ireland), Mödling (Austria) and Neuchâtel (Switzerland), where it aimed to stimulate a paradigm shift in the use of energy within these communities to more sustainable patterns. The project demonstrated how this transformation can be initiated in three typical communities by acting on... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

PIME'S

As part of the PIME’s project, Salburua in Vitoria, Spain, Dale in Sandnes, Norway and Szentendre in Hungary worked together to research, demonstrate and disseminate technologies for the construction of houses that take into account the local climatic conditions, while at the same time reducing the need for heating and cooling. By exchanging... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

POLYCITY

The POLICITY project dealt with different aspects of urban development: new construction and tr-generation energy supply in Cerdanyola del Valles at the city edges of Barcelona (Spain); the conversion of an old city quarter in Turin (Italy) with energy distribution based on the heating network and with thermal cooling; and new building... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

REMINING-LOWEX

REMINING-LOWEX dealt with the redevelopment of European mining areas into sustainable communities by integrating energy supply and demand, based on low-exergy principles. Four ambitious local communities - Heerlen (The Netherlands), Zagorje (Slovenia), Czeladz (Poland) and Cherno More (Bourgas, Bulgaria) - demonstrated the use of locally available... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Brownfield development

RENAISSANCE

The RENAISSANCE project aimed to create sustainable model districts in Lyon (France) and Zaragoza (Spain). The Region of Lombardy (Italy) took part as an observer partner and carried out several research activities on technical, legal and social issues related to wood fuel supply. Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

SEMS

The intention of SEMS was to promote sustainable and capable energy saving and optimizing projects. The long term overall objective of the four core communities in Germany, Austria, Luxemburg and Poland is the self-supply of energy from renewable sources.This involved considerably lowering the energy consumption of the four communities and... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

SERVE

The SERVE project implemented a series of actions in the field of sustainable energy with the overarching goal of creating a sustainable energy region in the district of North Tipperary in Ireland. The project actions included energy upgrades for existing dwellings in the region, installation of renewable energy heating systems, construction of an... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

SOLUTION

The SOLUTION project mobilised public/private resources to build showcases of energy self-sufficient communities in Austria, Croatia, Finland and Switzerland (together with an associated Slovenian community) with a strong potential for replication throughout Europe. SOLUTION was designed to respond to the needs of an effective take-off of the... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

SORCER

The SORCER project was based on energy efficient dwellings with a maximum use of sustainable energy in two communities: Hillerød in Denmark and Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. As part of the project, Hillerød and Apeldoorn worked on very ambitious developments and their cooperation increased the impact of the demonstration, helping Europe to reduce... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Greenfield development