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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
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
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
Expected Impacts

  • Project progress: 70%
Latest News
Lavatrici district demo team at Genoa Smart Week Lavatrici district demo team at Genoa Smart Week

Members of R2CITIES Italian demo team took part in this year’s Genoa Smart Week in November.

The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energy consumption The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energy consumption

A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the energy bill, all with the help of citizens

Starting the R2CITIES home run Starting the R2CITIES home run

In late October, the R2CITIES team met in Kartal, Turkey, for its second-to-last project meeting. As we look ahead to the final months of the project, our attention is on the monitoring of the works. This will allow us to build a picture of the energy savings and the overall sustainability of the endeavours over the last four years.

My Smart City District

MySmartCityDistrict group now extends to CITyFiED, SINFONIA, READY and City-zen. A total of 7 projects for greater leverage
in sharing and promoting energy efficient renovation solutions for cities and communities EU-wide.

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My Smart City District Community

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
Comune di Genova
Rina Consulting
Istanbul Technical University – Energy Institute
Kartal Municipality - Kartal Belediye Başkanlığı
Officinae verdi
Sociedad Municipal de Suelo y Vivienda de Valladolid – VIVA, Spain
Steinbeis 2i GmbH
Università degli Studi di Genova GEIE