REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) series provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.
The REC’s neutral, fact-based approach documents in detail the annual developments in policies, markets, investments and citizen action, with a particular focus on renewables in public, residential and commercial buildings as well as public and private urban transport.
Post date: 19 Mar 2021
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BauZ! 2021: The topics
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Syn.ikia aims at achieving sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods with more than 100% energy savings, 90% renewable energy generation triggered 100% GHG emission reduction, and 10% life cycle costs reduction, compared to nZEB levels. This will be achieved while ensuring high-quality indoor environment and well-being. The main strategy for achieving these goals is to deliver a blueprint for sustainable plus energy buildings and neighbourhoods, leading the way to plus energy districts and cities, through:
Post date: 12 Feb 2020
What do they do?
At the ZEN Research Centre, they conduct research on zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN) in smart cities.
Their goal is to develop solutions for future buildings and neighbourhoods with no greenhouse gas emissions and thereby contribute to a low carbon society.
Post date: 18 Oct 2019
The Sans-Souci project is remarkable for its scope and for its scale of intervention: the plot is about 300 meters long and 100 meters wide, which is equivalent to the area of 3 classical-small-size city blocks of the Brussels.
Post date: 17 Jan 2019
Buildings and settlements are nowadays increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of performance. They should be sustainable, use zero-net energy, be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. Buildings are central to the EU‘s energy efficiency policy. Improving the energy performance of Europe‘s building stock is crucial, not only to achieve the EU‘s 2020 targets but also to meet the longer term objectives of the climate strategy as laid down in the low carbon economy roadmap 2050.
Post date: 20 Jun 2018
The German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has approved 60 neighbourhood projects focusing on short distances between living, working and recreation in order to save energy for transport in the daily life of citizens. The projects include concepts for car sharing, urban gardening, waste and recycling, education etc. Application for further projects is possible from May to July 2018.
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Open Dynamic System for Holistic energy Management of the dynamics of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas
Odysseus, a EU funded project under FP7, developed a decision support system (Open Dynamic System or ODYS) to support the management of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas using an open integration platform.
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Balancing energy production and consumption in energy efficient smart neighbourhoods
The e-balance project, funded under the FP7-ICT programme of the EU, aims at integrating the energy customers into the future smart-grids in order to address future environmental problems with holistic technical solutions based on ICT, new business models and citizens’ behaviour under real world conditions.
Post date: 1 Aug 2017