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District Revitalisation




List of projects where this technology is being implemented.

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... 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

ZENN

The research project ZenN aims to reduce energy use in existing buildings and neighbourhoods. The project strives to: demonstrate the feasibility of innovative low energy renovation processes for buildings at the neighbourhood scale, identify, optimise and disseminate the most promising management... 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

EU-GUGLE

The EU-GUGLE project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020.  To reach this objective, the eight pilot cities will join efforts to combine the latest... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

TetraEner

The TETRAENER project was based on the premise of creating residential communities where external energy dependency is reduced by optimising the supply/demand balance through an improvement in energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources, together with demand monitoring and control... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

STACCATO

With the STACCATO project three European capital districts - Amsterdam-Noord (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), Óbuda (Budapest, Hungary) and Oborishte (Sofia, Bulgaria) - demonstrated sustainable energy concepts in existing representative residential areas. The urban areas all faced technical arrears... 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... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield 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

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

Energy in Minds!

Energy in Minds! was realised over a period of five years in four European communities - Weiz-Gleisdorf (Austria), Falkenberg (Sweden), Zlín (Czech republic), and Neckarsulm (Germany). The project aimed to reduce the use of fossil energy and CO2 emissions in the building sector by 20 to 30% in the... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

Concerto AL Piano

Located in the Italian city of Alessandria, which was built in the last century, the Concerto AL Piano project was implemented in an urban area facing urgent problems. The site, situated along a railway sorting depot, represented a large “urban vacuum” between two high-density residential areas to... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

ECO-City

The aim of the ECO-City project was to demonstrate innovative integrated supply and demand side energy concepts in three communities in Denmark/Sweden, Spain and Norway: respectively the cross-border community of Helsingør and Helsingborg, and the communities of Tudela and Trondheim. Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

GEOCOM

The GEOCOM project was launched in 2010 with a vision to increase the visibility of direct heat applications of geothermal energy throughout Europe. This 11 million euro project, funded under the FP7, demonstrated a wide array of research and demonstration components to provide not only firsthand... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

ECO-Life

ECO-Life aimed to establish a replicable planning and implementation approach and to demonstrate innovative and integrated energy concepts in supply and demand side in municipalities in Lithuania, Belgium and Denmark to reach the goal of zero CO2. The local ECO-life projects were integrated in... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

ECOSTILER

The ECOSTILER project took a coordinated approach towards achieving energy efficient communities. The common and essential element of the project involved the use of bio-gas and district heating systems. These acted as tools in the reduction of primary fuel consumption and CO2 emissions in the... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

cRRescendo

cRRescendo aimed to integrate a major share of sustainability into thousands of homes and their energy infrastructures. This CONCERTO project demonstrated how best to meet citizens’ desire to live in comfortable energy-efficient homes in a healthy and clean environment. Essentially, it aimed to... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

Act2

The Act2 project aimed to accelerate innovation in renewable energy (RE) solutions and advance energy efficiency (EE) and systems for poly-generation linked together with concepts for eco-buildings. Act2 reflected the motivation of Hannover (Germany) and Nantes (France), the two demonstration... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

EU-GUGLE Site Gothenburg

Gothenburg is the second largest town in Sweden with 526.000 inhabitants. The city has changed since the 1970s from being an industrial city to also become a “knowledge city” with The University of Gothenburg, and Chalmers University of Technology. Gothenburg has a rich cultural life, but it is also one of the most segregated cities in Sweden. Social sustainability and integration is high on the cities agenda. The area of Hammarkullen is located in Angered, one of ten city districts in Gothenburg, northeast of downtown.

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EU-GUGLE Site Aachen

The city of Aachen has 248 000 inhabitants and is situated at the western border of Germany with Belgium and the Netherlands. The district Aachen-North, which is the focus of the EU-GUGLE project, is a heterogeneous area with a mixture of recent and old industrial and residential buildings. It is spread over 300 hectares and has 15 500 inhabitants. The urban planning focuses on revitalising and improving the attractiveness of the district.

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EU-GUGLE Site Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the country’s largest city with a population of about 475 000. Located in south-western Slovakia, the city occupies both banks of the Danube River (centre of the city) and the left bank of the Morava River (west part of the city).

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EU-GUGLE Site Milano

Milan, the second-largest city in Italy and the capital of Lombardy has a population of about 1.35 million people. The area included as the Italian demonstrator of the EU-GUGLE project us called Zona 4 and is one of the nine administrative districts of Milan, located at the southeast border. With a surface of about 21 km2 the district has a population of 152 300 inhabitants. The project covers public residential buildings used for social housing and one public school.

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EU-GUGLE Site Sestao

Located 11 km from Bilbao, Sestao is a municipality with a strong post-industrial character. It has an area of 3.5 km2 where only 0.9 km2 are devoted to residential use and the rest is used for industrial purposes.

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EU-GUGLE Site Tampere

Tampere is located on the banks of the Tammerkoski rapids, between two lakes, Näsijärvi and Pyhäjärvi. It is the third biggest city in Finland, and the biggest inland city in the Nordic countries with 215 168 inhabitants.

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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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R2CITIES Site Genoa

The R2CITIES implementation site in Genoa is the social housing district of Lavatrici, developed between 1980 and 1990. Located in the west part of the city, the site consists of more than 500 dwellings. It is divided into four main blocks, each of which is composed of three different buildings – a high block, a lower block, and a centre block of apartments. The complex has one common area, ample parking and is served by a public bus line.

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R2CITIES Site Istanbul

The Yakacik neighbourhood in the Kartal district in Istanbul is one of the selected pilot sites for the R2CITIES project. The implementation area is located between the Sea of Marmara to the south and the TEM motorways to the north. Despite being far from the city centre it is one of the best-connected parts of Istanbul with motorways, ferries, suburban railways and metro.

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