Residential Renovation towards nearly zero energy CITIES
Develop and demonstrate replicable strategies for designing, constructing and managing large scale district renovation projects for achieving nearly zero energy cities
R2CITIES @ the SEE Exhibition "Smart Cities", Sofia, 11-13 March 2015
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 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.
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.
“Real cities, real solutions, real impact – your toolkit to a smarter, more energy efficient future”
Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.
A residential energy-saving retrofitting program adopts strategies to convince local inhabitants of its benefits.
More than 300 stakeholders attended the Action Clusters Kick-off Event of the Marketplace of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) in Brussels.
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.
My Smart City District Community
Total area: 81.000 m2 (at least 21.000 retrofitted)
Citizens involved: 550
Estimated Energy saving: 61%
CO2 emissions avoided: 635 tons/yr
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
Total area: 18.813 m2 retrofitted
Citizens involved: 900
Estimated Energy saving: 63%
CO2 emissions avoided: 991.8 tons/yr
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 314473