[Training session] Financial case study: Quantifying Multiple Benefits

By harnessing digital technology, data analytics, and connectivity, cities can optimize resource use, enhance energy efficiency, reduce emissions, and foster sustainable practices. Smart infrastructure, from energy-efficient buildings to efficient transportation networks, enables local administrations to meet their green goals.

The Roadshow is a service offered by the Scalable Cities Secretariat to support cities in the field of financial design of projects such as business model, financial schemes and everything that unfolds from it. With this objective, a series of activities will be carried out through which basic and advanced skills on finance will be acquired, to have resources with which to think and design economically sustainable and scalable urban projects to achieve climate neutrality.

The session is conducted in collaboration with the syn_ikiaEU, BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe and ABUD – Advanced Building & Urban Design. The case study focuses on a sustainable positive energy district (SPED) and will take participants through the MBx tool through small group work.


📅5th of July

⌚9:00-12:00 CET




9:00 – 9:10 Introduction of Scalable Cities and Smart City project and explanation of the training session. Paula Ferrando, GNE Finance.

9:05 – 9:15 Introduction of syn.ikia H2020 project. Niki Gaitani, NTNU

9:15 – 9:45 Explanation of the pilot SPEN project in the Genis District in Salzburg. Understanding the business model and financial structure developed under the syn.ikia project. Abel Magyar, ABUD.

9:45 – 10:15 15 Introduction to the MBx Web Tool, developed within the Synikia project, which can quantify multiple benefits using the SCBA (Social Cost-Benefit Analysis) methodology. Victoria Taranu, BPIE. Get ready to use the tool!

Comfort break

10:20 – 10:30 Explanation of the exercise: How the Business Model is influenced and modified by incorporating economic data and methodology provided by the MBx tool? Paula Ferrando and Victoria Taranu

10:30 – 11:15 Breakout sessions: Groups will work on the Financial Model and Business Model of the Genis District using calculations from the MBx tool. Participants will reflect on and discuss how the model changes, what is affected, and who is impacted. Discussion on the feasibility of adopting this tool and perspective in our financial models.

11:15 – 11:30 Summary of the discussions in each group and identification of commonalities and divergent points.

11:30 – 12:00 Q&A and open discussion


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