20 April 2023

Renovation for plus energy neighbourhoods meets social housing in Salzburg

On the 19-21 of April, 13 syn.ikia consortium partners will come together in Salzburg, the home of the Austrian Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhood (SPEN) pilot...

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2 March 2023

When sustainability is not only about the green transition, but also about ensuring the well-being of residents

If you are not a researcher working on the topic of energy efficiency, Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhoods (SPEN) probably does not mean much to you,...

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20 February 2023

Understanding Positive Energy Buildings and Neighbourhoods – towards a common definition

Positive Energy Buildings (PEBs) represent a step forward from Net Zero Energy Buildings. In particular, they shall contribute by decarbonizing the built environment, including surrounding buildings, exchanging energy among them...

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20 December 2022

Newsletter – winter edition 2022

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...

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13 December 2022

The first podcast episode dedicated to syn.ikia

For those interested in understanding more than just the technical aspects of syn.ikia, we have good news: our first podcast is now available!

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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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15 October 2022

Warm welcome to our new Norwegian SPEN demonstration project

The syn.ikia project continues evolving in its ambition to demonstrate real-life Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhoods in different European climates and contexts. This autumn the syn.ikia...

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30 June 2022

Newsletter – summer edition 2022

We are landing in the middle of the project with a smooth workflow. Our goals to design better neighbourhoods with low carbon footprint remain clearer...

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