Valladolid-based Fundación CARTIF played host to the R2CITIES consortium on 21-22 May when the project’s 4th periodic meeting was held.This four-year project is now at its mid-term and coordinator Rubén García opened the meeting by presenting the ground covered over this first half of the project´s lifecycle. He emphasised how the consortium had been able to deal with a change of demonstrator in the first year and how the project consortium had become a good team with most deliverables accomplished on schedule and validated.
Post date: 8 Jul 2015
Post date: 20 May 2015
Mid-April saw the BRICKER project’s first review, a year and a half into the project. Members of the consortium convened in the Belgian capital and delivered presentations in the presence of the Project Officer and Project Technical Advisor.
Post date: 12 May 2015
On 20 March 2015, Green Building Councils across Europe launched BUILD UPON, an innovative two year project, aimed at helping European countries design and implement strong, long-term national strategies for the renovation of their existing buildings.
Post date: 23 Apr 2015
A lively and productive working environment was obtained at the second CITyFiED project meeting held in Izmir and Soma, Turkey, 24-26 March, 2015.
The project consortium went straight to business, with a first day dedicated to key project issues and progress – but not before some words of welcome from our generous hosts.
Post date: 14 Apr 2015
Nothing can replace the value and insight gained by a hands-on visit.
This was the case when members of the project consortium and cluster cities combined a recent project meeting with technical visits at the Soma demonstration site.
The retrofitting interventions in the district of Manisa Province cover an area of 41 158 m2 in 346 dwellings on a site owned by SOMA Electricity Generation & Trading Joint Stock Company (SEAŞ). The former use being housing for the companies personnel.
Post date: 9 Apr 2015
Making substantial reductions in energy demand, green house gas emissions and incorporating renewable technologies at district and city level is a tricky task.
A new community of cities is discovering real solutions with real impact as part of the CITyFiED project.
Post date: 3 Apr 2015
Energy efficiency of a building can be calculated throughout its first 60 years of life after retrofitting thanks to Life Cycle Assessment schemes. A new modelling platform can create scenarios designed to show the environmental impact of retrofitted buildings. It also helps calculate the expected reductions in energy consumption and the related costs of refurbishing. This is possible thanks to a web platform called Epesus, developed by the Turkish environmental engineering consultancy Ekodenge, based in Ankara.
Post date: 2 Apr 2015
17 February, 2015. The European project REMOURBAN held its kick-off meeting in Valladolid, Spain. It marks the first step towards producing a model for turning our towns and cities into smart urban spaces for the future. Five cities, five countries, the same drive to integrate infrastructure and future-proof their urban spaces against a backdrop of environmental challenges that go well beyond their municipal boundaries.
Post date: 25 Mar 2015
Final deadline to apply for the Sustainable Energy Europe Awards has been extended to 16 March 2015. The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards are the EU reference prize for sustainable energy projects in Europe.
Post date: 3 Mar 2015