SCIS demonstration and urban planning projects

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

SESAC

The SESAC project aimed at showing how local economies are able to thrive at the same time as reducing their CO2 emissions. This was translated into innovative energy measures in both new building development projects and the renovation of existing buildings. These measures focused on heating and cooling from renewables, using available waste heat... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 1
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, 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 experience for the communities involved in the... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 3
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

CLASS1

The Municipality of Egedal decided in 2005 to strengthen the energy requirements for a new settlement called Stenloese South. All the dwellings in in this neighbourhood were to be built with an energy demand corresponding to the Danish low-energy standard referred to as "low-energy class 1" – or lower. This meant that the energy consumption was to... Continue reading
Funding programme : CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, 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 : 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 : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, District Revitalisation