Act2 (Action of cities to mainstream energy efficient building and renewable energy systems across Europe) is part of the broader CONCERTO initiative with the aim of accelerating innovation in renewable energy (RE) solutions, advance energy efficiency (EE) and systems for poly-generation linked together with concepts for eco-buildings.
The cities of Hannover (DE) and Nantes (FR), supported by local stakeholders, will demonstrate how a more sustainable local energy economy can be achieved through incorporating innovative approaches to the implementation of energy efficiency measures in new and refurbished buildings together with an increased use of renewable energy technologies and systems for electricity supply, as well as for heating.
act2 must be understood as a mean for the 5 communities to rekindle the ambition of particularly shining past experiences, like Kronsberg for Hannover (act n°2), and to invite every local actor to promote a better energy use (act too).
The project will be supported by researchers and technical specialists to ensure the quality of the measures, while the participating cities via their membership in city networks will ensure that the results are made available to other cities and industry through wide dissemination.
As associated cities with various backgrounds in energy policy and sustainable urban planning, Koszalin (PL), Malmö (SE), and Newcastle upon Tyne (GB) collaborate to the project to foster know-how exchange and to disseminate respective good practices locally implemented. They will make local energy flow analysis in order to develop their own CONCERTO proposal at a later stage.
Hannover and Nantes are the 2 demonstration communities. They both aim at applying high energy performances in districts under urban renewal some act2 key figures:
- a total budget of 14.1 M€
- including a 5.7 M€ European Commission co-funding
- 180,000 m2 of demonstration activities (new construction and refurbishment)
- with the following renewable energy sources:
- solar thermal
- solar photovoltaic
- wood energy
- geothermal heat pumps
- waste incineration
||DG TREN - Concerto Initiative|
||City of Hannover (DE) with partners : Gundlach GmbH & Co KG, Spar- und Bauverein eG|
||proKlima GbR, Stadtwerke Hannover AG, target GmbH, Energy Cities, City of Nantes with partners : Nantes Métropole Urban Community, SAMOA, Ademe Pays de la Loire|
|act2 associated communities
||City of Malmö (SE), City of Newcastle upon Tyne (GB), City of Koszalin (PL)|
||Peter Schilken - Project manager|