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Solar energy: “googling” your roofSolar energy: “googling” your roof

Internet users can assess the solar potential of their roofs through a platform developed by Google. The online “calculator”, which was only accessible in the US, has now reached Europe, starting in Germany

Tackling the ethical challenges of big dataTackling the ethical challenges of big data

An authority on social data, Susan Etlinger argues we need to apply critical thinking and exercise caution as we enter the age of “data ubiquity”

High-tech and low-cost solutions to handle urban wasteHigh-tech and low-cost solutions to handle urban waste

Innovations in waste management systems need new regulations for the management of sustainable landfills

R2CITIES Lavatrici district demo site on the agenda at this year’s Genoa Smart WeekR2CITIES Lavatrici district demo site on the agenda at this year’s Genoa Smart Week

On Wednesday 22 November, we’re putting on two events as part of Genoa Smart Week

EESMS 2017EESMS 2017

24-25 July 2017 | Milan, Italy

Starting the R2CITIES home runStarting the R2CITIES home run

In late October, the R2CITIES team met in Kartal, Turkey, for its second-to-last project meeting. As we look ahead to the final months of the project, our attention is on the monitoring of the works. This will allow us to build a picture of the energy savings and the overall sustainability of the endeavours over the last four years.

For EUSEW 2017, R2CITIES organised two webinars about avoiding the pitfalls of residential district retrofittingFor EUSEW 2017, R2CITIES organised two webinars about avoiding the pitfalls of residential district retrofitting

Many pitfalls lie in wait for the unwitting district renovator. Not only is it crucial to be cost-effective and environmentally sustainable, but you have to involve stakeholders and take on board social aspects too. Many variables. Many wrong turns possible. You therefore need to plan carefully and then adjust your heading throughout the project. Getting your design methodology right and managing your data are therefore key to successful retrofitting. 

Cartif’s Cecilia Sanz at EeB-PPP Impact WorkshopCartif’s Cecilia Sanz at EeB-PPP Impact Workshop

On 17 May, Cecilia Sanz of Cartif who is leading R2CITIES attended the annual Impact Workshop that brings together project coordinators and selected partners from the same project calls to share ideas, discuss challenges and assess the real impact of their endeavours

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