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BEEM-UP

BEEM-UP aimed to demonstrate the economic, social and technical feasibility of retrofitting initiatives, drastically reducing energy consumption in existing buildings, and paving the way towards massive market uptake. BEEM-UP involved building owners at three sites in France, Sweden and the Netherlands in implementing an innovative approach, to go... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renovation

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

CELSIUS

To increase energy efficiency in EU, CELSIUS helps cities across Europe to develop secure, affordable and low carbon district heating and cooling solutions that form part of the city's wider energy system. The focus is on maximising the use of waste heat or secondary heat within a city by capturing and using it in the heating system. Participating... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 2- Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, Large Scale Energy Systems – Heating & Cooling

CITY-ZEN

CITY-ZEN aims to develop and demonstrate zero energy cities with a central role for citizens. The team of the project works together to achieve a future-proof grid, innovative heat and cold solutions and energy efficient buildings. 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

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

EE-HIGHRISE

The overall objective of the EE-HIGHRISE project was to demonstrate and validate new technologies, concepts, and systems used, in order to test and assess the technological and economic feasibility of innovative energy solutions in the high rise demo buildings in contributing to the EU energy and climate change policy. The project used the Eco... 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

E2REBUILD

E2ReBuild project investigated, promoted, and demonstrated cost-effective and advanced energy-efficient retrofit strategies that create added value for existing residential buildings and endorse end-users to stay and build a dynamic society. The vision of E2ReBuild was to transform the retrofitting construction sector into an innovative, high-tech... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renovation

InSMART

The InSMART project brought together cities and scientific and industrial organisations in order to implement a comprehensive model addressing a city’s current and future energy needs through an integrative and multidisciplinary planning approach. This approach identified the optimum mix of short, medium and long-term measures for a sustainable... 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

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

NEED4B

NEED4B is a collaborative project that will demonstrate cost-effective and energy efficient technologies and methods for the design and construction of very low-energy new buildings. A series of pilots located in different European climates will show how to achieve a primary energy consumption lower than 60 kWh/m2/year in the buildings.  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

NEXT-BUILDINGS

The NEXT-Buildings project focuses on low energy buildings also called active houses, which are not only buildings, but active components in the overall integrated energy systems. The target is to demonstrate affordable solutions for social housing and revitalisation of town areas. The solutions will reduce CO2 at no or negative cost seen in a... 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

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

READY

The READY project aims to demonstrate how the demand of energy and particularly the needs for fossil fuels and release of CO2 can be considerably reduced to nearly zero, and show a sustainable way to go for other European cities. Demonstration is taking place in two cities: Aarhus (Denmark), which is representative of north western parts of Europe... 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

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

SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE

The aim of the School of the Future project was to design, demonstrate, evaluate and communicate shining examples of how to achieve the high performance building of the future. School buildings and their primary users - pupils - were the focus of the project. Both the energy and indoor environment performance of four demo buildings in four ... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, Topic EeB.ENERGY.2010.8.1-2: Demonstration of Energy Efficiency through Retrofitting of Buildings
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Renovation

SINFONIA

The SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (Italy) and Innsbruck (Austria), working hand in hand to achieve 40% to 50% primary energy savings and increase the share... 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

STEP-UP

The STEP-UP project brought together four European cities – Glasgow, Ghent, Gothenburg and Riga, along with research organisations and businesses – with the aim to improve the integration of energy and urban planning, to help cities enhance their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), as developed under the European Commission’s Covenant of... 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

PITAGORAS

The PITAGORAS project focuses on the efficient integration of city districts with industrial parks through smart thermal grids. Technologies and concepts for low and medium temperature waste heat recovery, considering as well integration with renewable energy sources (RES), and heat (and power) supply to cities will be developed and demonstrated.... Continue reading
Funding programme: FP7, 2- Large scale systems for urban area heating and/or cooling supply
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Energy System Integration, Large Scale Energy Systems – Heating & Cooling

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

TRANSFORM

TRANSFORM was a collaboration involving six European cities – Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Copenhagen (Denmark), Genoa (Italy), Hamburg (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Lyon (France) – and 13 partners working together to improve their policy and programmes to lower carbon dioxide emissions.   The project’s integrative approach brought operational... 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