Smart city expert Ali Vasallo Belver shares the lesson learnt from an innovative integrated retrofitting strategy across Europe
Post date: 12 Feb 2019
Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands
In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act
While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling needs for its building stock. The country also lies in one of the world’s most active seismic zones and energy efficiency measures need to be earthquake resistant.
Post date: 18 Oct 2017
The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place from 15-19 June and provided the backdrop for the MySmartCityDistrict initiative to hold a series of events dubbed OpenHouse from across four member projects - CITyFiED, R2CITIES, ZenN, and
Post date: 28 Jul 2015
The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place from 15-19 June and provided the backdrop for the My Smart City District (MSCD) Initiative to hold a series of events dubbed OpenHouse from across four member projects - R2CITIES, ZenN, EU-GUGLE and
Post date: 14 Jul 2015
A project to demonstrate optimised energy systems for high performance energy cities has just commenced. CITyFiED is a 5-year endeavour, co-funded by the EU and led by Valladolid-based Fundación CARTIF. The consortium comprises 18 partners from Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Belgium and Germany.
Post date: 30 Apr 2014