The CITyFiED cluster of cities represented a community of cities closely connected to the CITyFiED consortium. The purpose of this cluster was to assure, from the very beginning of the project, the replication potential of the CITyFiED results based on proven technologies and measures to deliver energy-efficient district renovations, on cities having either similar or alternative typologies than the represented by the project demonstration sites, i.e. Laguna de Duero-Valladolid, Soma and Lund.
In view of this, each City Cluster city selected a district belonging to their city and provided both quantitative (such as, estimated energy consumption) and qualitative data (such as, type of ownership of the buildings of the district). A virtual study tailored on the district selected was carried out by the CITyFiED consortium. This helped each city belonging to the City Cluster to acknowledge the benefits that the CITyFiED methodology can abridge to its district in terms of energy savings and improvement in living quality.
The selection process of the 11 cities ended during the first year of the project and the City Cluster, representing the group of European cities with the highest replication potential of the CITyFiED technical retrofitting model, was consolidated during the second year.