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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

Latest News
Transparency and residents’ involvement make retrofitting work Transparency and residents’ involvement make retrofitting work

A residential energy-saving retrofitting program adopts strategies to convince local inhabitants of its benefits.

Retrofitting: all stakeholders involved upfront Retrofitting: all stakeholders involved upfront

Involving all the players in a comprehensive retrofitting project from the start, an approach known as Integrated Project Delivery, could be the key to its success

Multifold challenges for districts level retrofitting Multifold challenges for districts level retrofitting

Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.

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 topics

Innovation & Society

Smart Cities

Energy

Environment

Economy

 

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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
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