Our newsletter summer edition 2023

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are now in the fourth year of the project which marks the demonstration and documentation of scalable solutions for Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhoods (SPENs) in four climates in Europe.

This seventh edition brings news from the demo neighbourhoods in Spainthe Netherlands and Norway, but also a recap of the latest project meeting with a site visit to our Austrian demo project in Salzburg.

Are you interested in the drivers, potential business models and policy support measures driving the uptake of sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods? The latest release of our four factsheets on the policy recommendations for SPENs in the four demo locations is an insightful read!

By the end of the project, we expect to have a list of solid policy recommendations at EU level (comprising revised EPBD, REDII, EED and EMD) that will support the scale up of SPENs, a calculation tool that will enable the business case and decision-making of political, financial and built environment stakeholders to invest in SPENs, strategies to match energy plus measures with selected financing opportunities as well as suitable business models to support the market uptake of SPENs – stay tuned.

In the meantime, enjoy the prolonged summer sunsets and the bright sunny days – Happy holidays!

The syn.ikia Coordinator
Niki Gaitani, NTNU

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