About us

Our mission is to increase the share of sustainable neighbourhoods with surplus renewable energy in different contexts, climates and markets in Europe.

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Concept

A Positive Energy Neighbourhood produces at least as much renewable energy as it uses in a year, when accounted at the source. It includes Local Storage and Energy Supply Units. Users, buildings and technical systems...

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4 Demo Neighbourhoods

Besides providing a net energy surplus, the demos will have high architectural quality, improved indoor environment compared to the 2020 nearly zero-energy buildings.

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Library

syn.ikia partners have produced a series of materials, promotional or scientific, that reflect the evolution of the project.

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SustainablePlusEnergy Neighbourhoods

syn.ikia aims at achieving sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods with more than 100% energy savings, 90% renewable energy generation triggered, 100% GHG emission reduction, and 10% life cycle costs reduction, compared to nZEB levels. This will be achieved while ensuring high quality indoor environment and well-being.

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Neighbourhoods

Four real-life plus-energy demonstration cases tailored to the four different climatic zones and development projects of Europe will be developed and analysed within the syn.ikia project. The syn.ikia demo cases will demonstrate the functionality of the plus-energy neighbourhood concept for the rest of Europe.

  • Verksbyen, Fredrikstad
  • Loopkanstraat, Uden
  • Gneis District, Salzburg
  • Fondo, Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Fredrikstad

Verksbyen, Fredrikstad

Verket Atrium and Panormana are part of Verksbyen, a new urban development project that will comprise 56 units in apartment buildings. The project and associated land areas are fully owned by the real estate developer Arca Nova Bolig AS. The demo project, also called Vaxpian, is part of a wider neighbourhood regeneration scheme of about…

Loopkantsestraat, Uden

Loopkanstraat, Uden

The Dutch demo case is located in Loopkanstraat, Uden, a typical mid-size town in the Netherlands representing a marine climate. It includes the construction of new add-ons to existing buildings and with syn.ikia’s strategy, the neighbourhood will reach the plus energy standards. This can be replicated in similar neighbourhoods in the Netherlands and other comparable…

Gneis, Salzburg

Gneis District, Salzburg

New built and renovation of social housing blocks, apartments and kindergarten in an existing neighbourhood representative of the continental climate in Austria.

Fondo, Santa Coloma de Gramenet

Fondo, Santa Coloma de Gramenet

The Spanish demo case is a new development in Fondo, a neighbourhood in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a city close to Barcelona representing a typical Mediterranean climate. The development is a typical infill project in a dense urban area,with squares of multi-storey apartment blocks. This context is common in many European cities.

22 November 2022

SPENs are becoming a point of reference in social sustainability and energy efficiency

The Renovation Summit brought together representatives from social and affordable housing, tenants, construction and energy companies, trade unions, and EU policymakers and funding institutions to...

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22 November 2022

Austrian demo’s great work was shown on TV

The Austrian demo caught the attention of a German television series as being a rather unique case, where heat is sustainably generated through wastewater.

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27 October 2022

Austrian Climate Protection Ministry honors Austrian demo project

On October 12th, the third energy community day took place in Salzburg. In addition to the discussion on current topics such as energy price increases...

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