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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: 85%
Latest News
R2Cities crosses the finish line: the results R2Cities crosses the finish line: the results

The EU project on smart districts has unveiled its energy saving achievements after its renovation works in three residential areas

R2CITIES Best Practices Book R2CITIES Best Practices Book

R2CITIES Best Practices Book is available for download.

Is it worth renovating old buildings? Is it worth renovating old buildings?

The building sector is the largest energy-consuming sector in Europe. As retrofitting works are often unaffordable for people who own apartments in old blocks, the EU has had to step in

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
Rina Consulting
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
Steinbeis 2i GmbH
Solitem
Università degli Studi di Genova
youris.com GEIE