SINFONIA project is a five-year initiative to deploy large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities.
The project core is the cooperation between the cities of Bolzano (IT) and Innsbruck (AU), collaborating in order to achieve 40 to 50% primary energy savings and increase the share of renewables by 20% in two pioneer districts. This will be accomplished through an integrated set of measures combining the retrofitting of more than 100,000m² of living surface, optimisation of the electricity grid, and solutions for district heating and cooling.
A large part of SINFONIA is dedicated to the transferability and scalability of the solutions deployed in the two pioneer districts. This will be achieved by defining a limited set of district typologies and corresponding refurbishment models, enabling cities to easily assess their needs and efficiently define their long-term refurbishment strategies. To further ensure the scalability and transferability of these models and typologies, they will be tested and validated with all stakeholders involved – public and private, from citizen to energy regulators – not only in Innsbruck and Bolzano, but also in five “early adopter” cities actively participating in SINFONIA: Pafos (CY), Rosenheim (DE), Seville (ES), La Rochelle (FR) and Borås (SE).
For further information, please visit the official SINFONIA project website.