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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

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

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: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Greenfield development

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

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

SORCER

The SORCER project was based on energy efficient dwellings with a maximum use of sustainable energy in two communities: Hillerød in Denmark and Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. As part of the project, Hillerød and Apeldoorn worked on very ambitious developments and their cooperation increased the impact of the demonstration, helping Europe to reduce... Continue reading
Funding programme: CONCERTO 2
SCIS Clusters: SCIS Clusters : Demonstration projects, Sustainable energy solutions on district level, Greenfield development