The CITyFiED project aims to develop a replicable, systemic and integrated strategy to adapt European cities and urban ecosystems into the smart city of the future, focusing on reducing the energy demand and GHG emissions and increasing the use of renewable energy sources by developing and implementing innovative technologies and methodologies for building renovation, smart grid and district heating networks and their interfaces with ICTs and Mobility.
In the following picture: the Urban Ecosystem
The project’s strategy five pillars:
- Large scale demonstrations, including three holistic district renovations at Laguna de Duero-Valladolid (Spain), Soma (Turkey) and Lund (Sweden);
- Maximization of the replication potential through the organization of a cluster of cities and building a community of interest among cities;
- Development of innovative and cost effective methodologies and procedures for planning, deploying and replicating energy efficient district retrofitting actions;
- Development of better business models to support the strategy for transforming urban areas into Nearly Zero-Energy Districts (NZED);