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European ‘Energy Days’ kick started in Lund, Sweden
European ‘Energy Days’ kick started in Lund, Sweden

An early start to celebrating the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) ‘energy days’ began in Lund, Sweden, with an open invitation for politicians, municipal officials, researchers and more to discuss sustainable district renewal. 



Swedish Green Building Council visits CiTYFiED in Lund
Swedish Green Building Council visits CiTYFiED in Lund

Property owners, developers, contractors and consultants in the construction industry in Sweden, committed to sustainable building, collaborate and exchange knowledge through the Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC). SGBC visited CiTYFiED in Lund in April to study the renovation and energy efficiency measures implemented there.



Sustainable district renewal – Linero opens its doors
Sustainable district renewal – Linero opens its doors

How can existing buildings be developed to meet future challenges? 



CITyFiED to be profiled at Spain’s leading smart city forum
CITyFiED to be profiled at Spain’s leading smart city forum

Members of the consortium are delighted to have been retained as one of the 20 principal presentations and two written publications for III Congreso Ciudades Inteligentes" Smart City Conference in Madrid, April 26-27, 2017. 



CITyFiED at DAREED ICT Solution for Smart Cities Workshop
CITyFiED at DAREED ICT Solution for Smart Cities Workshop

In the pursuit of a high performance ICT backbone, CITyFiED joined major industry and telecoms players and researchers at the DAREED ICT Solution for Smart Cities Workshop held in Seville 23 November 2016. 



CITyFiED partner Kraftringen recognised for outstanding CSR efforts
CITyFiED partner Kraftringen recognised for outstanding CSR efforts

Project consortium partner and key player at the Lund demonstration site, energy company Kraftringen, has been awarded at a prize ceremony in Paris, arranged by the European Centre of Employers and Enterprises, CEEP



ERRIN group visits CITyFiED Torrelago site
ERRIN group visits CITyFiED Torrelago site

A prestigious delegation of several Nordic and Northern European city and regional actors from the ERRIN smart cities, regions and communities working group visited CARTIF facilities this October. Their visit aimed to know more about CARTIF coordinated smart city projects and the mechanics of a large scale demo site in Torrelago. 



Tackling air quality, comfort and energy efficiency with district heating
Tackling air quality, comfort and energy efficiency with district heating

CITyFiED partner, Manisa Metropolitan Municipality is responsible for installing and developing district heating for not just the Soma pilot site, but also the whole town. The municipality possesses the highest capacity of brown coal minerals in Turkey and a power plant, which produces 2,09% of the whole country’s energy.



REPLICATE successful project partnerships
REPLICATE successful project partnerships

CITyFiED cluster city Florence, Community of Interest member Donostia San Sebastian and a third, member of the consortium, Tecnalia have come together in a new and high profile H2020 smart cities project, REPLICATE



Transformation works powering ahead in Torrelago
Transformation works powering ahead in Torrelago

Works update from the 140,000m2 site, with renovation and retrofitting set to achieve 38% energy savings and nearly 60% renewable energy solutions. 



CITyFiED partner Acciona explores the benefits of Bio-Based materials
CITyFiED partner Acciona explores the benefits of Bio-Based materials

In the search for low carbon solutions, a fellow Horizon 2020 project – ISOBIO – is going back to nature to give some age-old building materials a very modern twist. CITyFiED partner ACCIONA is a member of both projects and used a recent workshop on bio-based insulation to explore possible synergies. 



CITyFiED actively contributing to new advances and trends in Sustainable Buildings
CITyFiED actively contributing to new advances and trends in Sustainable Buildings

The CESB16 Conference took place 22– 24 June in Prague, Czech Republic, organized under auspices of several prestigious international conveners including CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC. 



Lively collaboration and sound technical delivery hallmarks of latest CITyFiED project meeting
Lively collaboration and sound technical delivery hallmarks of latest CITyFiED project meeting

The consortium came together in Istanbul, Turkey late June 2016 to catch up on the latest developments, identify collective challenges and pinpoint future actions. 



Mondragon participates in EuroPython 2016 and presents a multidevice web-based visualization tool to show users their energy consumption data
Mondragon participates in EuroPython 2016 and presents a multidevice web-based visualization tool to show users their energy consumption data

EuroPython was the first major Python programming language community conference ever organized by volunteers. It started 2002 in Charleroi, Belgium, which attracted over 200 attendees.



European Energy Days inspire the next generation in Spain
European Energy Days inspire the next generation in Spain

In Laguna de Duero, Valladolid, Europe’s largest retrofit site is a massive undertaking designed to deliver significant energy savings and substantial reductions in CO2 emissions and improve comfort. 



‘Food for thought’ with the MSCD Lunch Academy
‘Food for thought’ with the MSCD Lunch Academy

During EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 the My Smart City District (MSCD) cluster of 8 projects representing 25 cities across 13 countries came together to deliver five different online seminars in five days on key issues and challenges for smarter, greener towns, cities and districts.



Retrofit technology & initiatives get grilled at BBQ meet up in Lund, Sweden
Retrofit technology & initiatives get grilled at BBQ meet up in Lund, Sweden

CITyFiED demonstration site in Lund, Sweden continues citizen engagement initiatives with afternoon BBQ and discussions about energy savings and local energy production. The event featured as a European Union ‘Energy day’ on sustainable energy. 



Project impact – the why and how of it at the Energy Efficient Buildings Impact Workshop in Brussels.
Project impact – the why and how of it at the Energy Efficient Buildings Impact Workshop in Brussels.

Energy efficient buildings ─ it’s all about mid- to long-term impact. On our environment, on our relationship with our environment, on the way we live, on the way we work.



CITyFiED - profiled in 5th EeB project review
CITyFiED - profiled in 5th EeB project review

The fifth edition of the EeB PPP Project Review, published in March 2016, gives an overview of 110 co-funded projects within the Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB PPP) under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) as well as 17 new co-funded projects under the Horizon 2020 programme



In the loop: community feedback part of the process at Europe’s largest deep renovation site
In the loop: community feedback part of the process at Europe’s largest deep renovation site

Significant improvements to energy efficiency often mean lengthy inconveniences to residents. In the Torrelago district of Valladolid, Spain, the CITyFiED project is embracing this and trying to engage with the community throughout the process



News from the City Secretariat
News from the City Secretariat

District heating & cooling explored drawing on experiences in nearly 70 European cities and municipalities 



Creating impact at scale with the CITyFiED replication model
Creating impact at scale with the CITyFiED replication model

Replication potential is at the heart of the CITyFiED project and first in line for analysis and evaluation is the city cluster of ten cities and one region – with a further 38 member cities keenly monitoring their progress



Custom designed thermoplastic pipes give a welcome upgrade
Custom designed thermoplastic pipes give a welcome upgrade

In Soma, buildings are heated by a lignite fuelled central heating system. Insulation of the current heating system pipes has become worn-out including water exposure at joints due to leakages. CITyFiED works are preparing an impressive upgrade



Smart and fossil free district-heating part of further progress at Linero demo site in Lund
Smart and fossil free district-heating part of further progress at Linero demo site in Lund

The process of renovating and rebuilding the district heating system at Linero in Lund is now underway. 



Cities switched on to the energy and environment challenge
Cities switched on to the energy and environment challenge

Municipalities, energy agencies and technical experts met in Udine, Italy to learn from one another face-to-face and channel the knowledge generated by the CITyFiED project. 



Feeling the benefits of deep renovation in Valladolid
Feeling the benefits of deep renovation in Valladolid

In the Torrelago district, cumulative improvements of the deep renovation works conducted as part of the CITyFiED project are beginning to be seen and felt by partners and residents alike. 



Residents say “Yes” to next wave of retrofitting in Lund, Sweden
Residents say “Yes” to next wave of retrofitting in Lund, Sweden

Good communication and meaningful engagement with residents is key to ensuring support for retrofitting works at the Linero demonstration site of CITyFiED



Leading Europe’s energy transition and efficiency revolution: Udine, Italy extends its welcome to the CITyFiED network of 50 European cities
Leading Europe’s energy transition and efficiency revolution: Udine, Italy extends its welcome to the CITyFiED network of 50 European cities

The growing importance of cities as drivers of climate change is hard to miss. Today, much of the practical initiatives and momentum to reduce climate emissions lies now with cities, where much of our population, services and economic activity reside. But how can we make the most of a window of opportunity to become climate smart and highly energy efficient? 



CITyFiED Community of Interest member Koprivnica a source for INIFINITE solutions
CITyFiED Community of Interest member Koprivnica a source for INIFINITE solutions

At the end of last year, Koprivnica City Council unanimously adopted the proposal for establishing a revolving energy fund along with its strategic energy agency partner from January 2016. 



Business and cooperation models for energy retrofitting – Take the survey!
Business and cooperation models for energy retrofitting – Take the survey!

CITyFiED is collecting information from experts working on the field of Energy Efficient Building Renovation



Mondragon’s Félix Larrinaga speaks about CITyFiED visualisation solutions at Smart Buildings Congress in Madrid in October 2015
Mondragon’s Félix Larrinaga speaks about CITyFiED visualisation solutions at Smart Buildings Congress in Madrid in October 2015

In October, Félix Larrinaga from Mondragon delivered a presentation at the II Congreso Edificios Inteligentes (Smart Buildings Congress) in Madrid.



Future engineers and architects learning about innovation applied in the Torrelago demo site
Future engineers and architects learning about innovation applied in the Torrelago demo site

Seventeen students of the School of Industrial Engineering of the University of Valladolid, together with the responsible Professor, Dr. Ing. Antolín Lorenzana and Dr. Ing. Ali Dr. Ing. Vasallo, enhanced their Construction Engineering And Transport courses with a visit to the Spanish demo site on Thursday 3 December 2015.



A new generation of energy efficient architects get CITyFiED
A new generation of energy efficient architects get CITyFiED

Activities in the Torrelago district of Valladolid have generated plenty of interest from engineers and architects from across Spain and Europe



CITyFiED demo sites showing the way to substantial savings
CITyFiED demo sites showing the way to substantial savings

The dictionary definition of demonstrate is ‘to clearly show the existence or truth of something by giving proof or evidence’ – and the sites in Lund, Laguna de Duero and Soma are pushing hard to show other European partnerships how it is done.

 



CITyFiED and CELSIUS projects join forces to extend tools for a smarter, more energy efficient future to European cities
CITyFiED and CELSIUS projects join forces to extend tools for a smarter, more energy efficient future to European cities

Ensuring Europe’s cities can meet the substantial need for improved energy efficiency and reduced emissions requires a keen sense for knowledge-sharing and capacity building.  With a complementary technical skillset and combined network of nearly 70 cities, CITyFiED and CELSIUS are two projects taking the initiative.



Getting to the heart of the action in Malmo and Lund for CITyFiED’s 3rd project meeting
Getting to the heart of the action in Malmo and Lund for CITyFiED’s 3rd project meeting

Project partners from across Europe came together this 30 September - 2 October 2015 as technical expertise in the deliverables, works on the demo sites and replication modelling for cities comes to life



CITyFiED technical visit: district heating production in Lund
CITyFiED technical visit: district heating production in Lund

Biomass brilliance and high-energy reasearch to inspire the project 



Want to get smarter, faster?
Want to get smarter, faster?

Last places in CITyFiED Community of Interest now available



Sharing experiences in maximising smart city replication with the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) platform and actors
Sharing experiences in maximising smart city replication with the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) platform and actors

Supported by the European Commission, the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) is a continuation of the CONCERTO series of projects, started back in 2005. 



Finding solutions for boosting the energy retrofitting of buildings and districts in the cities of Valladolid and Málaga (Spain)
Finding solutions for boosting the energy retrofitting of buildings and districts in the cities of Valladolid and Málaga (Spain)

Deep energy retrofitting of districts is far from being a reality in many European cities despite the benefits for residents, the business opportunities for companies and the environmental improvements for municipalities. Non-technological barriers can restrain this type of city renovation. 



Doors wide open at CITyFiED demo sites during the European Sustainable Energy Week 2015
Doors wide open at CITyFiED demo sites during the European Sustainable Energy Week 2015

The European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) took place from 15-19 June and provided the backdrop for the MySmartCityDistrict initiative to hold a series of events dubbed OpenHouse from across four member projects - CITyFiED, R2CITIES, ZenN, and EU-GUGLE



Towards a systemic approach for smart cities: major works ahead as CITyFiED changes gear
Towards a systemic approach for smart cities: major works ahead as CITyFiED changes gear

A lively and productive working environment was the signature for the second CITyFiED project meeting held in Izmir and Soma, Turkey, 24-26 March



Life at the coalface: CITyFiED consortium & cities visit to Soma demo site in Turkey
Life at the coalface: CITyFiED consortium & cities visit to Soma demo site in Turkey

Nothing can replace the value and insight gained by a hands-on visit



Swedish Minister for Climate and the Environment and Deputy Prime Minister visiting Lund demo site
Swedish Minister for Climate and the Environment and Deputy Prime Minister visiting Lund demo site

The Swedish Minister for Climate and the Environment, and Deputy Prime Minister, Åsa Romson visited Lund in May to learn more about different environment and climate projects in the city.



Multiplying options, reducing risk, increasing impact
Multiplying options, reducing risk, increasing impact

Accelerating delivery of smarter cities and districts to achieve our energy goals



Real cities, real solutions, real impact
Real cities, real solutions, real impact

CITyFiED and fellow projects cluster together to extend their reach and impact in South & Eastern Europe



Stakeholder meeting at the Soma demo site
Stakeholder meeting at the Soma demo site

A personal report from an organizer



CITyFiED Visualization Solutions User Tests - Valladolid
CITyFiED Visualization Solutions User Tests - Valladolid

Continuing with the development of ICT solutions oriented to support residents on energy consumption reduction, a series of user tests were conducted on February, 27th to validate the visualization solutions proposed during the design phase



CITyFiED teams up with MySmartCityDistrict as a way to leverage more synergy for greater replicability
CITyFiED teams up with MySmartCityDistrict as a way to leverage more synergy for greater replicability

The start of 2015 has seen CITyFiED sign up to a group of fellow Smart City projects under the name MySmartCityDistrict (MSCD). Three other projects all aimed at moving us towards a sustainable urban future make up the group that was set up during the course of last year. These fellow projects are EU-GUGLE, R2CITIES, and ZenN.



CITyFiED holds resident scenario workshop in Laguna de Duero, Spain
CITyFiED holds resident scenario workshop in Laguna de Duero, Spain

In a truly cooperative approach, CITyFiED representatives carried out a workshop with the residents about the visualization part of the district's renovation.



Cluster of cities first in line for new renovation approach
Cluster of cities first in line for new renovation approach

As part of the CITyFiED project 11 cities have become what is known as the CITyFiED City Cluster 



CITyFiED consortium gathered in Lund for the first progress meeting
CITyFiED consortium gathered in Lund for the first progress meeting

A progress meeting maybe, but this was also the setting for a demonstration site visit and an exploitation workshop.



First exploitation workshop for the CITyFiED partners - 25 September
First exploitation workshop for the CITyFiED partners - 25 September

Delegates attending the CITyFiED project’s first progress meeting in Lund (Sweden) participated in the first of three exploitation workshops scheduled under the project.



CITyFiED project consortium hosted by MATS HELMFRID, Mayor and Chairman of the City Executive Board, City of Lund
CITyFiED project consortium hosted by MATS HELMFRID, Mayor and Chairman of the City Executive Board, City of Lund

Lund is the location of one of three CITyFiED demonstration sites critical to the development of a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future 



Kick-off in Valladolid of CITyFiED, a project designed to support the shift towards high performance energy districts across Europe and beyond
Kick-off in Valladolid of CITyFiED, a project designed to support the shift towards high performance energy districts across Europe and beyond

A project to demonstrate optimised energy systems for high performance energy cities has just commenced. CITyFiED is a 5-year endeavour co-funded by the EU and led by Valladolid-based Fundación CARTIF. The consortium comprises 18 partners from Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Belgium and Germany.