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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

Latest News
Gloria Piaggio – Genoa, a Smart City Gloria Piaggio – Genoa, a Smart City

New technologies and energy management could soon lead to sustainable cities.

Greening our cities Greening our cities

Solutions to halving energy consumption, costs and greenhouse emissions in cities may be on the horizon, as long as partners find suitable ways to cooperate.

Genoa Smart Week – a series of events hosted by R2CITIES partners Genoa Municipality Genoa Smart Week – a series of events hosted by R2CITIES partners Genoa Municipality

Between 16 and 20 June, R2CITIES partner, Genoa Municipality played host to over ten events, not including several satellite events, designed to pave the way forward for green urban policy

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

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