SCIS demonstration and urban planning projects

MORE-CONNECT

The European building sector is currently unable to offer an integral solution for deep renovation toward nearly zero energy building (nZEB) at reasonable cost. The building process is typically based on a ‘layered’ structure, with many labour actions on the buildings site, with many sub disciplines involved, leading to extra costs and failure... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 1 – 2014: Manufacturing of prefabricated modules for renovation of buildings,
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Prefabricated modules

IMPRESS

IMPRESS will leverage on the potential of prefabrication by developing a new range of easy to install panels, which can reduce energy demand while preserving and/or improving building aesthetics. Three prefabricated panels will be developed, both for re-cladding and over-cladding, together with nano/micro particle based coatings, to achieve anti-... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 1 – 2014: Manufacturing of prefabricated modules for renovation of buildings,
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Prefabricated modules

GreenPlay

The GreenPlay project aims to raise awareness among citizens through the implementation of a real time monitoring energy consumption platform and the development of a serious game. This GreenPlay system will consist of four key elements: Monitoring of energy consumption in real time; A web-based platform to monitor consumption; Advice and... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 11 - 2014/2015: New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ICT based solutions for energy efficiency

FLEXYNETS

FLEXYNETS will develop, demonstrate and deploy a new generation of intelligent district heating and cooling (DHC) networks that reduce energy transportation losses by working at “neutral” (15-20°C) temperature levels. Reversible heat pumps will be used to exchange heat with the DHC network on the demand side, providing the necessary cooling and... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 13 - 2014/2015: Technology for district heating and cooling
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, ICT based solutions for district heating & cooling

ENTROPY

The ENTROPY project aims to design and deploy an innovative IT ecosystem targeted at improving energy efficiency through consumer understanding, engagement and behavioural changes. The focus is on the collection of energy-related information from heterogeneous data sources, the proper analysis of the available data and the provision of interactive... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 11 - 2014/2015: New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ICT based solutions for energy efficiency

EnerGAware

The EnerGAware project will develop and test, in 100 affordable homes, a serious game that will be linked to the actual energy consumption (smart meter data) of the game user’s home and embedded in social media and networking tools. The EnerGAware solution will provide an innovative IT ecosystem in which users can play to learn about the potential... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 11 - 2014/2015: New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ICT based solutions for energy efficiency

Triangulum

The Triangulum project will demonstrate how a systems innovation approach based around the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) can drive dynamic smart city development. It will test the SIP across three lighthouse cities: Manchester (United Kingdom), Eindhoven (the Netherlands) and Stavanger... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, SCC 1 - 2014 Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM was a project involving six European cities - Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Genoa (Italy), Hamburg (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Lyon (France) - and thirteen partners working together to improve their policy and programs to lower carbon dioxide emissions. TRANSFORM’s integrative approach brought operational plans... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,
SCIS Clusters : Urban Planning Projects, Strategic sustainable urban planning

STEEP

STEEP was an innovative European project delivered in partnership between the cities of San Sebastian (Spain), Bristol (United Kingdom) and Florence (Italy). These cities decided to join together to improve efficiency along all the key aspects of their energy value chain, by applying smart city concepts in an integrated manner while learning from... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,
SCIS Clusters : Urban Planning Projects, Strategic sustainable urban planning

PITAGORAS

The PITAGORAS project focuses on the efficient integration of city districts with industrial parks through smart thermal grids. Technologies and concepts for low and medium temperature waste heat recovery, considering as well integration with renewable energy sources (RES), and heat (and power) supply to cities will be developed and demonstrated.... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 2- Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, Large Scale Energy Systems – Heating & Cooling