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Based on a citizen-centric approach, CITyFiED successfully implemented three holistic strategies for the retrofitting of 190,462 m2 of living space in the three CITyFiED demonstration cities, mobilising 37.8 M€, involving 2,067 dwellings and more than 5,700 citizens directly benefited from the project

For 5 busy years, including a one-year monitoring period (April 2018 – March 2019), project partners, urbanism experts and local communities all worked towards CITyFiED’s goals. We now hand our results over to you, available in the CITyFiED Best Practice Book and CITyFiED monitoring platform. 

Moreover, throughout the different stages of the project the exploitation potential of CITyFiED exploitable results was assessed. As a consequence, tailor made exploitation strategies were inferred to support their market deployment.

Laguna de Duero (Valladolid), Lund and Soma are a set of cities, strategically located around Europe, which represent a variety of demonstrative scenarios of city level refurbishment in terms of district and building typologies, ownership models, district heating systems and technological solutions for low voltage electricity distributed generation.

These cities addressed holistic interventions for district renovation, in line with the pillars of the project objectives (large scale demonstration, maximization of the replication potential, development of innovative and cost-effective methodologies, dissemination and exploitation). All of the main technological aspects (buildings retrofitting, district heating system upgrade, distributed low voltage generation, monitoring) were addressed by means of a systemic approach in each city, in order to achieve significant energy savings, very low energy buildings and very low CO2 emissions. Each location has its own entity with respect to the demonstration capability, because the foreseen interventions were in depth, covering ambitious energy targets and providing very high replication potential.

In a nutshell, we wanted a sustainable future to happen now at our three demo sites. And we wanted them to offer long-lasting inspiration to many other towns and cities. Altogether, we created a broad community of 59 European cities and organizations where each has a forward-looking ecosystem involving local citizens, associations, experts and technicians. This has extended CITyFiED’s reach to EU and global experts and stakeholders’ communities, thus fostering knowledge exchange and networking