Challenge: Faced with the challenge of ensuring the quality of life of their citizens while becoming more energy efficient, cities must look at the system level and develop integrated urban development strategies.
Solution: The SINFONIA project deploys large-scale, integrated and scalable energy solutions in mid-sized European cities. At the heart of the initiative is a unique cooperation between the cities of Bolzano and Innsbruck, working hand in hand to achieve 40 to 50% primary energy savings and increase the share of renewables by 20% in two pioneer districts. This will be done 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.
Duration: June 2014 – May 2019
Greenovate! Europe is responsible for Dissemination and Exploitation, and the consortium also contains G!E members, RISE (co-ordinator), Zabala Innovation Consulting, DOWEL Management (formerly Technofi), Michael Heidenreich, and Atlantis Consulting Cyprus. In cooperation with the EU-GUGLE project we developed a replication cluster of over 50 cities.
Contact: Martin Stroleny