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Residential Renovation towards nearly zero energy CITIES

The Project

Develop and demonstrate replicable strategies for designing, constructing and managing large scale district renovation projects for achieving nearly zero energy cities

The Lavatrici District, Genoa

The social housing district of Lavatrici was developed during 1980-1990. The pilot is located on the west part of the city in the so called Pegli 3 District on a natural hill.

The Lavatrici District, Genoa
The Yakacik district in Kartal, Istanbul

The use of low efficiency lighting systems and appliances and a slim insulation means very high energy consumption for Yakacık district of Kartal, Istanbul and therefore a high potential for improving. 

The Yakacik district in Kartal, Istanbul
Energy retrofitting in the district “Cuatro de Marzo”, Valladolid

A complete retrofitting based on façade improvements, ICTs and renewable energy systems will be implemented in the Cuatro de Marzo district, the demo site chosen for the R2CITIES project.

Energy retrofitting in the district “Cuatro de Marzo”, Valladolid
Expected Impacts

Project progress

Latest News
César Alonso: third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficient César Alonso: third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficient

The town council of Valladolid, Spain, is renovating its heritage buildings to achieve near-zero energy districts, while involving all stakeholders.

R2CITIES holds its 2nd progress meeting at Genoa Municipality on 18 and 19 June, logically coinciding with Genoa Smart Week. R2CITIES holds its 2nd progress meeting at Genoa Municipality on 18 and 19 June, logically coinciding with Genoa Smart Week.

This progress meeting, led by coordinator Rubén García from Fundación CARTIF, and hosted by Genoa Municipality, marked the end of the first year of R2CITIES.

Retrofitting: all stakeholders involved upfront Retrofitting: all stakeholders involved upfront

Involving all the players in a comprehensive retrofitting project from the start, an approach known as Integrated Project Delivery, could be the key to its success

My Smart City District

Three projects, R2CITIES, EU-GUGLE and ZenN, involving 15 municipalities have decided to join forces for greater leverage
in sharing and promoting energy efficient renovation solutions for cities and communities EU-wide.

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Our Network
 

Valladolid (SP)

Cuatro de Marzo District

Total area: 81.000 m2 (at least 21.000 retrofitted)
Citizens involved: 550
Estimated Energy saving: 61%
CO2 emissions avoided: 635 tons/yr

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Genoa (IT)

Lavatrici District

Total area: 64.000 m2 (18.000 m2 area of intervention)
Citizens involved: 450 - 500
Estimated Energy saving: ± 50%
CO2 emissions avoided: ± 400 - 450 tons/yr

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Kartal- Istanbul (TK)

Yakacik District

Total area: 18.813 m2 retrofitted
Citizens involved: 900
Estimated Energy saving: 63%
CO2 emissions avoided: 991.8 tons/yr

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The consortium
ABB
Acciona
Cartif
Comune di Genova
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Exergy
Ezinc
Istanbul Technical University – Energy Institute
Kartal Municipality - Kartal Belediye Başkanlığı
Ode
Officinae verdi
Onyxsolar
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum
Sociedad Municipal de Suelo y Vivienda de Valladolid – VIVA, Spain
Università degli Studi di Genova
youris.com GEIE

  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 314473