Renovation of residential districts: On the way to near-zero-energy cities (R2CITIES)
According to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), from 2019 onwards all European member states should ensure that new buildings that are used or acquired by public institutions meet the standard of the so-called “nearly zero-energy building”.
In R2CITIES, therefore, strategies were developed for the planning, construction, management and utilization of almost zero-energy residential buildings. On more than 65,000 m² and in 700 apartments, efforts were made to optimize energy and reduce CO2 emissions by approx. 60%. In addition to the renovation of the districts, the focus was also on developing a comprehensive methodology for energy-efficient renovation at the district level. The project partners developed innovative solutions that are a model for future renovations of city districts.
The SEZ supported as a project partner: the Dissemination and communication of the project activities and results, for example in the context of a project website, and in form of social media activities, advertising materials, press releases, videos, web seminars, workshops, conferences, etc.; the Exploitation of the project results for market introduction and measures to stimulate imitation, support in the management of intellectual property as well as training on IPR, exploitation, risk assessment and business models.
- Project name acronym: R2CITIES
- Funding Institution: European Commission
- Funding budget for all partners: 9 M EUR
- Involved Countries: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom
- Project Duration: 07/2013 – 06/2018