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
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.
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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.
The EU project on smart districts has unveiled its energy saving achievements after its renovation works in three residential areas
R2CITIES Best Practices Book is available for download.
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
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.
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