Italy

The “washing machines” district smartens up to halve energy consumption   A peripheral district in Genoa, Italy, has become a smart city lab. The project has improved apartment conditions, reduced waste and lowered the energy bill, all with the help of building occupants.    
Post date: 13 Dec 2017
Type: News

The UHI Project is implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The main target of this transnational project is the development of mitigation, risk prevention and management strategies to counteract the urban heat island (UHI) phenomenon. Mitigation strategies consist in the adoption of urban and land planning models that prevent the establishment of UHI. On the other hand, adaptation strategies aim at reducing the impact of UHI related phenomena, such as summer bioclimatic discomfort.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Decision Support System (DSS) is a software developed within the context of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) project, implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is a simplified database management tool that can be used by an end user interested in the implementation of mitigation measures for counteracting the urban heat island phenomenon.
Post date: 8 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

Το Εργαλείο Οικονομικής Αξιολόγησης (CERtuS SE²T) αναπτύχθηκε στο πλαίσιο του προγράμματος CERtuS . Είναι ένα φιλικό στη χρήση του και κατατοπιστικό εργαλείο πάνω σε ζητήματα χρηματοδότησης, το οποίο απευθύνεται κυρίως στις αρχές τοπικής αυτοδιοίκησης καθώς επίσης και σε ιδιοκτήτες κτιρίων οι οποίοι επιθυμούν να ανακαινίσουν ενεργειακά το κτίριό τους εκ βαθέων, προκειμένου αυτά να χαρακτηριστούν κτίρια σχεδόν μηδενικής ενεργειακής κατανάλωσης (ΣΜΕΚ).
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

The Simplified Economic Evaluation Tool (CERtuS SE²T) has been developed under the CERtuS Project. It is a user-friendly and informative tool on financing issues, addressed principally to Municipalities but also to building owners that wish to implement a deep energy renovation on their buildings, in order for the latter to become nZEB. The CERtuS SE²T tool is used in the initial stages of a building retrofit project in order to evaluate the project's financial sustainability.
Post date: 7 Dec 2017
Type: Tool

Researchers have measured the effectiveness of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in terms of human and environmental wellbeing   There is growing interest in crowdfunding as an alternative way to support projects focused on renewables. This comes at a time when the green energy sector is feeling the purse strings tighten in many European countries.  
Post date: 6 Dec 2017
Type: News

The results of the USmartConsumer project on smart metering are presented in this final report. USmartConsumer project’s goal is to promote the use of smart meters throughout the European households by informing and involving the consumers on the innovative smart metering services. Smart metering services help the consumers to achieve energy savings and consequently assist the Member States in reducing peak energy loads.  
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

A snapshot of national renovation strategies. Examples from selected EU Member States   This briefing provides a snapshot of measures supporting building renovation in selected Member States as of September 2017. As many national processes are highly dynamic, the situation may change quickly.  
Post date: 1 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB) is coordinating ALDREN, a H2020 new European project bringing together 8 partners around the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme as backbone along the whole deep renovation process.  
Post date: 1 Dec 2017
Type: News

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with CIT University will organize the 6th ICSD 2018 Rome on Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 September, 2018.   The 6th ICSD 2018 will be an excellent opportunity to share your ideas and research findings relevant to the Sustainability Science through the European network of academics.  Papers will be published in EJSD Journal (Thompson Reuters) and Proceedings.
Post date: 28 Nov 2017
Type: Event