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EC-funded projects tracked by the Smart Cities Information System

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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

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

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

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

BERTIM

BERTIM will develop a prefabricated solution providing the opportunity to renovate buildings, with a view to improving energy performance, air quality, aesthetics, comfort, and property value at the same time, while ensuring low intrusiveness during renovation works. The manufacturing of the solution will be included in a holistic methodology for... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 1 – 2014: Manufacturing of prefabricated modules for renovation of buildings,
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Prefabricated modules

BUILDSMART

The purpose of BUILDSMART is to demonstrate and mainstream cost-effective technologies and methods in the design of buildings with very low energy consumption in different European climates, since energy consumption in buildings varies greatly throughout Europe due to differences in climate, socio-economic factors, building techniques.The project... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings

CITyFiED

The CITyFiED project aims to develop a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future, focusing on reducing the energy demand and GHG emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy sources by developing and implementing innovative technologies and methodologies for... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 4- Demonstration of optimised energy systems for high performance-energy districts.
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Optimisation of energy systems for high-efficiency districts

DIRECTION

DIRECTION aimed at demonstrating how the use of very innovative and cost-effective energy efficiency technologies can lead to the achievement of very low energy new buildings. This aim along with the effective adoption of low energy buildings was achieved by switching to a model whereby energy efficiency provides value to the market and represents... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2011.8.1-1: Demonstration of very low energy new buildings
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, New Buildings

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

GrowSmarter

GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of smart solutions by using the three Lighthouse cities Stockholm (Sweden), Cologne (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain) as a way to showcase 12 Smart City solutions: from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to incorporating renewable energy sources directly... 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: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

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

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. The project followed a place-based approach to enforce endogenous urban development by considering local conditions in six... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Urban Planning Projects, Strategic sustainable urban planning

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

STEEP

STEEP (Systems Thinking for Comprehensive City Efficient Energy Planning) was an innovative European project delivered in partnership between the cities of San Sebastian (Spain), Bristol (United Kingdom) and Florence (Italy). These cities decided to join together adopting a ‘systems thinking’ methodology in combination with open-data sourcing to... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Urban Planning Projects, Strategic sustainable urban planning

ENTROPY

The ENTROPY project aims to design and deploy an innovative IT ecosystem targeted at improving energy efficiency through consumer understanding, engagement and behavioural changes. The focus is on the collection of energy-related information from heterogeneous data sources, the proper analysis of the available data and the provision of interactive... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 11 - 2014/2015: New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ICT based solutions for energy efficiency

FLEXYNETS

FLEXYNETS will develop, demonstrate and deploy a new generation of intelligent district heating and cooling (DHC) networks that reduce energy transportation losses by working at “neutral” (15-20°C) temperature levels. Reversible heat pumps will be used to exchange heat with the DHC network on the demand side, providing the necessary cooling and... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 13 - 2014/2015: Technology for district heating and cooling
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, ICT based solutions for district heating & cooling

GreenPlay

The GreenPlay project aims to raise awareness among citizens through the implementation of a real time monitoring energy consumption platform and the development of a serious game. This GreenPlay system will consist of four key elements: Monitoring of energy consumption in real time; A web-based platform to monitor consumption; Advice and... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 11 - 2014/2015: New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ICT based solutions for energy efficiency

OPTi

The OPTi project aspires to create a long-lasting impact by rethinking the way district heating and cooling (DHC) systems are architected and controlled. The overarching goal is to create business benefit for the industry as well as to ensure optimal end-consumer satisfaction. OPTi will deliver methodologies and tools that will enable accurate... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 13 - 2014/2015: Technology for district heating and cooling
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, ICT based solutions for district heating & cooling

OrbEEt

OrbEEt aims to introduce an innovative solution to facilitate public and social engagement to action for energy efficiency by providing real-time assessments of energy impact and energy-related organisational behaviour. To accomplish this goal, OrbEEt proposes an ICT-based framework to induce behaviour change toward energy efficiency by... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 11 - 2014/2015: New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ICT based solutions for energy efficiency

REPLICATE

The REPLICATE project will generate smart city business models, and tailor-made solutions in the areas of energy, transport and ICT. There will be pilot actions in energy efficiency, efficient and sustainable transport and integrated infrastructures. The key to the project’s approach is in recognising the inherent complexity of urban challenges... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, SCC 1 - 2015: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

SmartEnCity

Cities play a key role in fighting climate change. Energy demand and CO2 emissions are particularly high in urban areas. At the same time, urban density allows more alternatives for energy-efficient housing, eco-friendly transport and service provision. SmartEnCity’s vision is to create Smart Zero Carbon Cities that are more sustainable and... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, SCC 1 - 2015: Smart Cities and Communities solutions integrating energy, transport, ICT sectors through lighthouse (large scale demonstration - first of the kind) projects
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

TRIBE

The TRIBE project aims to contribute to a change in citizens’ behaviour towards energy efficiency in public buildings, through their engagement in the experience of playing a social game, linked by ICT to real time data collected from five pilot buildings hosting around 1300 regular users (employees, tenants, etc.) and almost 12000 eventual users... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, EE 11 - 2014/2015: New ICT-based solutions for energy efficiency
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, ICT based solutions for energy efficiency

MAtchUP

What do we want our cities to be? What does Smart mean? Which services and innovations do citizens and stakeholders really need? These are key questions for MAtchUP that aims at transforming cities through innovative solutions and technologies at the service of local communities. MAtchUP looks at  cities as complex environments animated by... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020, SCC-1-2016-2017 - Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Smart Cities and Communities, Integration of energy systems, ICT and transport in cities

SDE Solar Decathlon

The Solar Decathlon is an international student competition that started in the USA in 2000. In this competition, universities from all over the world are challenged to design, build and operate solar powered houses. It is the only student competition worldwide addressing the performance assessment of realized buildings and not only their design.... Continue reading
Funding programme: H2020
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HEAT4COOL

Heat4Cool proposes an innovative, efficient and cost-effective solution to optimize the integration of a set of rehabilitation systems in order to meet the net-zero energy standards. The project develops, integrates and demonstrates an easy to install and highly energy efficient solution for building retrofitting that begins from the Heat4Cool... Continue reading
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HIT2GAP

The ‘energy performance gap’ between the design and operation of a building is well documented and common errors across the four phases of construction (design, construction, commissioning and operation) can lead to a performance gap that ranges between 150-250% of the original design specification. Systematically addressing these errors and thus... Continue reading
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