Follow us

Search Esegui ricerca

Follow us

Keep you up to date!
Register now | Login

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
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.

R2CITIES profiled in 5th EeB project review R2CITIES profiled in 5th EeB project review

The fifth edition of the EeB PPP Project Review, published in March 2016, gives an overview of 110 co-funded projects within the Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP) under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) as well as 17 new co-funded projects under the Horizon 2020 programme. The selection criteria means a number of My Smart City District partners feature – as well as being able to discover new resources and expertise. 

Turkey's solar market has started 'teething' Turkey's solar market has started 'teething'

Although in its infancy, solar energy generation in Turkey has a promising outlook

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.

See more

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

See more


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

See more


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

See more


The consortium
Comune di Genova
Istanbul Technical University – Energy Institute
Kartal Municipality - Kartal Belediye Başkanlığı
Officinae verdi
Sociedad Municipal de Suelo y Vivienda de Valladolid – VIVA, Spain
Università degli Studi di Genova GEIE

  This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 314473