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Austria

Energy in Minds Site Weiz-Gleisdorf

The Weiz-Gleisdorf community is a co-operation between 17 villages and the two cities, Weiz and Gleisdorf in East Styria in the south of Austria. The community has the highest density of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems in Austria. It received two times the European Solar Energy award.

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Green Solar Cities Site Salzburg

The CONCERTO-area in Salzburg is situated in the city district of Lehen, a centrally located city district with a very high population density. This area mainly consists of multi-storey apartment houses, which were built between 1950 and 1970. The structure of this city district has changed fundamentally over the past years: The soccer-stadium was demolished, business-parks were abandoned and small stores moved to the big shopping-centres or closed.

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HOLISTIC Site Mödling

Mödling, a town with a population of nearly 25,000 people, is located 14 km South of Vienna. Mödling has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in 2010 compared to 1990. The municipality is a member of the Climate Alliance which is dedicated to fighting global warming.

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SEMS Site Tulln

Tulln, a town of 14,000 people at the river Danube in Lower Austria, has an excellent basis for its participation in CONCERTO. It has worked for a number of years on becoming more sustainable and on reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. Tulln installed a biomass-based district heating system and the municipality supports private citizens who want to install solar collectors. In addition, much of its electricity is generated by hydropower. Tulln aims to consolidate and build on this process.

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SOLUTION Site Hartberg

In the Hartberg eco-region in Austria, the SOLUTION project has served as a catalyst for the development of advanced communal demonstrations using an implemented bottom-up approach.

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SINFONIA Site Innsbruck

The city of Innsbruck in Austria (120 000 inhabitants) defined its 2025 Energy Plan back in 2009. In this context, and as part of the SINFONIA project, the city has selected its eastern district to demonstrate the large-scale implementation of energy-efficient measures, with the objective of achieving on average 40 % to 50 % primary energy savings in the demo sites, and to increase by at least 30 % the share of renewables in the district’s energy mix.

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EU-GUGLE Site Vienna

The EU-GUGLE demonstration district in Vienna is named Penzing or the 14th district. The smart Viennese gate to western Austria and to the Natura 2000 area – the Biosphärenpark Wienerwald – covers about 3374 hectares with an open area covering 60 %, including parts of the forest surrounding Vienna. The district has about 84 362 inhabitants, predominantly between 40 and 50 years of age.

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PITAGORAS Site Kremsmünster

*Disclaimer: The pilot plant proposed to be installed at the demo site of Kremsmünster (Austria) is no longer planned. Although the oil and gas company in which the pilot plant was going to be built confirmed their interest on the solar project and the main aspects on the heat delivery contract were in fact agreed between the ESCO (Energy Service Company) and the company, they decided to stop all new projects in face of the current decline of oil price.

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Smarter Together Site Vienna

The SMARTER TOGETHER project demonstration area in Vienna is located in the central part of the south-eastern district of Simmering. In total, 21 000 inhabitants will benefit from smart project solutions within the fields of refurbishment, energy, mobility, and information and communication technologies. An emphasis is made on dialogue, in line with the Vienna Smart City Framework Strategy, where the human dimension of the smart city is the focus of attention. Dialogue includes all generations and backgrounds aiming at contributing to an integrated societal dynamic.

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Fellow city: Graz

GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of ‘smart solutions' . As a follower city Graz intends to be seen as a smart, sustainable and inclusive place in which to live and work.

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