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...Read more
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.
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.
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…
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…
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.
Another year is coming to an end, and for many it’s a bittersweet time. Let us slow down for a moment and take a look...Read more
For those interested in understanding more than just the technical aspects of syn.ikia, we have good news: our first podcast is now available!Read more
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...Read more