TUBITAK (Turkey Scientific and Technologic Research Institution) is the national coordinator of the 7th frame program that has support the multi-national research and technologic projects in EU. The R2CITIES Project launched by a consortium of sixteen partners from six countries is the Turkey’s biggest project under the 7th frame program in the meaning of budget and number of partners.
The R2CITIES Project started on 01.07.2013 and will be ended on 01.07.2017. It has been implemented also in Valladolid of Spain and Genoa of Italy beside Kartal. The Project is implemented under the partnership of Kartal Municipality, Istanbul Technical University, MIR-Arge A.s, Ekodenge Ltd. Sti., Reengen and Solitem Group.
Under the Project, improving energy efficiency in residential areas by using new insulation technics and alternative energy methods, also contributing expansion of the new model to national and international scale is aimed at. An energy efficiency pilot model will be created by working on the nursing home within in Kartal that’s belongs to our municipality, and expansion of this model will be provided by promotion in national and international scale.
The Project for improving energy efficiency in a nursing home is first time ever and works related to the methods that will be applied under the project has been carried out for approximately one year.
In this context, Ruben Garcia PAJARES who is Project Coordinator of CARTIF from Spain and Miguel Angel GARCIA has visited our Municipality on 03.06.2014. A meeting has been held in attendance with Kartal Municipality’s Mayor Op. Dr. Altınok ÖZ, Vice Mayor, Gülcemal FİDAN, Kartal Municipality Project Team, TUBITAK and representatives of our partners İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Ekodenge, Mir Ar-Ge and Solitem. Presentations have been done throughout the day, and also Kartal demo-site has been examined by a technical visit onsite.