Buildings in EU27 Member States represent up to 24 billion m2 of floor space, responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions – both key contributors to climate change. In response, a number of European directives promoting energy efficiency and ambitious goals for achieving nearly zero energy buildings will be enforced in the coming years.
Public buildings are expected to meet these challenges and act as frontrunners. It is time to use the wealth of resources already at our disposal to accelerate change.
Post date: 26 Mar 2018
URBAN GreenUP consortium partners gathered together from the 16th to the 18th of January 2018 in Izmir for its 2nd Periodic Meeting, an occasion to share knowledge and progress on the implementation of urban renaturing plans in the front-runner cities and open the way to the replication process in the follower cities
Post date: 23 Feb 2018
CITyFiED Methodology is an integrated approach divided into seven phases, ranging from initial citywide diagnosis to final evaluation of the renovation. It includes an indicators tool and guidelines to support decision-making process.
Post date: 5 Dec 2017
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.
Post date: 24 Nov 2017
The CITyFiED project met at Istanbul Technical University, September 2017 and spent time visiting fellow consortium member Mir Unique Solutions and their in house centre of technology, called MITEC, Mir Innovation and Technology Centre. Mir have been at the heart of district heating solutions developed in Soma, Turkey and have developed an approach to industrial innovation benefiting projects around the world.
Post date: 10 Nov 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
One Click LCA is the highest rated Life-Cycle Assessment software for BREEAM, with a 100% Mat 01 rating, which means our users can achieve maximal LCA credits easily. We also provide modules for Life-Cycle Costing, Infrastructure, and Ecodesign, and we are compliant with more than 20 certification schemes, including LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, Energie Carbone, HQE, and many more.
Post date: 29 Sep 2017
Growing interest in CITyFiED’s methodology for district-scale energy efficient retrofitting
A more confident approach to mass-market deployment and replicability of district-scale energy efficient retrofitting is gaining traction across Europe.
Post date: 9 Aug 2017
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
Despite increasing talk about renewable energy, many people remain far removed from what’s going on. To tackle this, various projects have been developed over the years helping users to better understand and use green energy sources.
Post date: 13 Jul 2017
A smarter way to delivering large-scale change: the CITyFiED Methodology for Sustainable Urban Renovation at district level
Sustainable urban renovation is complex, particularly with respect to the decision making process, where a number of key stakeholders and several aspects need to be considered simultaneously. Evaluating and selecting alternative scenarios or measures to be implemented can be a substantial use of time and resources for cities.
Post date: 14 Jun 2017