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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
First progress meeting of the R2CITIES, a project about residential renovation towards nearly zero- energy cities. First progress meeting of the R2CITIES, a project about residential renovation towards nearly zero- energy cities.

The R2CITIES Consortium met for three days at the premises of partner Acciona in Madrid to assess achievements to date and plan the coming project period. 

Low energy district renovation Low energy district renovation

Renovations of entire districts, designed to reach near zero energy consumption, need to be replicable if they are to be widely adopted

Fifteen cities, one agenda: My Smart City District Fifteen cities, one agenda: My Smart City District

Three projects, EU-GUGLE, R2CITIES 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. 

Where
 

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
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Exergy
Ezinc
Istanbul Technical University – Energy Institute
Kartal Municipality - Kartal Belediye Başkanlığı
Ode
Officinae verdi
Onyxsolar
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum
Sociedad Municipal de Suelo y Vivienda de Valladolid – VIVA, Spain
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