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EC-funded projects tracked by the Smart Cities Information System

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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 communities, and three associated cities – Koszalin (... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

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 create modern, comfortable, healthy, and energy-... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

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 communities in question. ECOSTILER's approach embraced... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: 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 large climate action initiatives in the municipalities... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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 experience for the communities involved in the... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: 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: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

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 the east and the west. The project aimed to... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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 four communities within a five-year period. To... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: 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 from renewable energy sources. Green Solar Cities... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

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 initiated in three typical communities by acting on... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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 need for heating and cooling. By exchanging... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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 with thermal cooling; and new building... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: 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: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

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 energy consumption of the four communities and... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation, Greenfield development

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 renewable energy heating systems, construction of an... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: 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 to the needs of an effective take-off of the... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 3
SCIS Clusters: 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 and a lack of social cohesion. These large-scale... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: 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 applications. TETRAENER encompassed two new urban... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters: 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 research results relevant to smart renovation of... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7
SCIS Clusters: 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 and funding methods to facilitate large-scale... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 3- Demonstration of nearly Zero Energy Building Renovation for cities and districts
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation

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: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation