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
The 3rd edition of the Green Building Solutions Awards
powered by Construction21 promises to be exceptional, especially with the International Conference for Climate coming up in December in Paris. And, in addition to the 9 countries currently covered by the network*, the competition will open to new partners from around the world.
Post date: 2 Mar 2015
EuroACE's press release following the launch of the European Union Energy Union framework. The release of the Energy Union framework acknowledged the need for improvement of the building stock in the EU. With the building sector accounting for 61% of the EU's gas imports and construction accounting for 9% of EU GDP, buildings count as a 'big thing'.
Post date: 27 Feb 2015
January saw the R2CITIES consortium convene in Kartal, Turkey, for its 3rd periodic meeting.
Post date: 18 Feb 2015
The start of 2015 has seen CITyFiED sign up to a group of fellow Smart City projects under the name MySmartCityDistrict (MSCD). Three other projects all aimed at moving us towards a sustainable urban future make up the group that was set up during the course of last year. These fellow projects are EU-GUGLE, R2CITIES, and ZenN.
Post date: 16 Feb 2015