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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
Latest News
Food for thought during the EU Sustainable Energy Week:  5 days, 5 key topics, 5 lunch academy webinars Food for thought during the EU Sustainable Energy Week: 5 days, 5 key topics, 5 lunch academy webinars

R2CITIES is a proud member of My Smart City District (MSCD), a group of like-minded European Smart Cities projects representing 8 projects, 25 cities across 13 countries. Together, we’re putting on a series of short online seminars – the Lunch Academy – set to take place 11:30-12:15 CET every day of the European Sustainable Energy Week 13-17 June

Project impact – the why and how of it at the Energy Efficient Buildings Impact Workshop in Brussels. Project impact – the why and how of it at the Energy Efficient Buildings Impact Workshop in Brussels.

Energy efficient buildings ─ it’s all about mid- to long-term impact. On our environment, on our relationship with our environment, on the way we live, on the way we work.

Conference on Sustainable Renewable Renovation Models Conference on Sustainable Renewable Renovation Models

My Smart City District member EU-GUGLE is organising a mid-term dissemination conference with its key partner City of Aachen (Germany) on Sustainable Renovation Models – Affordable Comfort for Smarter Cities. Due to take place on 22 April in Aachen, the event will focus on refurbishment technologies and replicability, as well as on scalability of solutions and financial models.

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
ABB
Acciona
Cartif
Comune di Genova
D'Appolonia
Ekodenge
Istanbul Technical University – Energy Institute
Kartal Municipality - Kartal Belediye Başkanlığı
Mir
Officinae verdi
Onyxsolar
Reengen
Sociedad Municipal de Suelo y Vivienda de Valladolid – VIVA, Spain
Solitem
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum
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