SCIS demonstration and urban planning projects

STEP-UP

STEP UP drew on the partner cities’ existing experience of integrated energy planning, building on this through learning and adapting experience from other cities and partners to create a coherent and easy-to-use model for energy planning. This model will be adopted in multiple cities to deliver faster and greater impacts for Europe's 2020 energy... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,
SCIS Clusters : Urban Planning Projects, Strategic sustainable urban planning

SINFONIA

The SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to 50% primary energy savings and increase the share... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

The aim of the School of the Future project was to design, demonstrate, evaluate and communicate shining examples of how to achieve the high performance building of the future. School buildings and their primary users - pupils - were the focus of the project. Both the energy and indoor environment performance of four demo buildings in four ... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renovation

RIBuild

RIBuild is an EU research project that will investigate in depth how and under what conditions internal thermal insulation can be employed. Research activities include on-site case studies as well as simulations and laboratory measurements of materials. The  RIBuild project will result in comprehensive guidelines on how to install internal thermal... Continue reading
Funding programme : H2020, EE 3 - 2014: Energy strategies and solutions for deep renovation of historic buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renovation

R2CITIES

R2CITIES aims to develop and demonstrate an open and easily replicable strategy for designing, constructing, and managing large scale district renovation projects for achieving nearly zero energy cities. For this purpose, it will develop a demonstration and dissemination framework of very innovative strategies and solutions for building energy... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 3- Demonstration of nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation for cities and districts
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

REMOURBAN

REMOURBAN is a lighthouse project whose ultimate goal is to design and validate a urban regeneration model in the cities of Nottingham (United Kingdom), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi/Eskisehir (Turkey), while maximizing its replication potential in two follower cities, Seraing (Belgium) and Miskolc (Hungary). The model leverages the convergence... 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

READY

The READY project aims to demonstrate how the demand of energy and particularly the needs for fossil fuels and release of CO2 can be considerably reduced to nearly zero, and show a sustainable way to go for other European cities. Demonstration is taking place in two cities: Aarhus (Denmark), which is representative of north western parts of Europe... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

PLEEC

By connecting scientific excellence and innovative enterprises in the energy sector with ambitious and well-organised cities, the PLEEC project aimed to reduce energy use in Europe contributing to the EU´s 20-20-20 targets. Through the run of the project, the project consortium developed individual Energy Efficiency Action Plans for the six PLEEC... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, 1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,
SCIS Clusters : Urban Planning Projects, Strategic sustainable urban planning

NEXT-BUILDINGS

The NEXT-Buildings project focuses on low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target is to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas. The solutions will reduce CO2 at no or negative cost seen in a... Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings

NEED4B

NEED4B is a collaborative project that will demonstrate cost-effective and energy efficient technologies and methods for the design and construction of very low-energy new buildings. A series of pilots located in different European climates will show how to achieve a primary energy consumption lower than 60 kWh/m2/year in the buildings.  Continue reading
Funding programme : FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings