Each CONCERTO project consists of one to four sites which are specific defined geographical areas of communities or cities. In total 58 CONCERTO communities integrate innovative energy efficiency measures with a substantial contribution from decentralised renewable energy sources (RES), smart grids, renewables based cogeneration, district heating/cooling systems and energy management systems in larger settlements of buildings. This set of innovative technologies and measures are optimised locally in order to take into account all specifications of the local site, climate and cultural differences or local political aspects. Also unique is the group of actors that ensures the success of the different approaches.
These are for example: Investors, Local authorities, Material suppliers, Designers, Urban Planners and Developers, Energy utility, Contractors, Engineers, Tenants and Owners. The local players of each site demonstrated that actions applied in different local conditions can meet the goals of Energy 2020 to reduce energy consumption and that will lead to an energy independent Europe. The sites show new approaches in new constructions and retrofitted private or public buildings of residential and non-residential areas.
The range of users compasses from single households to multi-family houses, private building owners to public housing and from public use to industrial use. What all sites have in common is the aim to demonstrate that the optimisation of the building sector of whole communities is more efficient and cheaper than optimisation of each building individually. You can access to the description of each CONCERTO site by searching by map or by site-name of the local site.