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.
The regional housing agency (Agència de l’Habitatge de Catalunya) accompanies, communicates, and effectively engages residents with their new home, and supervises building operations, maintenance and rents.
Facilities will be shared at a neighbourhood level with a medical centre. An energy manager will be in charge of monitoring and optimizing the needs and energy production of both buildings.