The seven EFFESUS case studies are essential to the research project, as they will, at real scale, demonstrate the suitability of the new technologies developed through EFFESUS as well as validate Decision Support System (DSS), a software tool. The selected cities will be good practice examples to promote the overall use of EFFESUS technologies all over Europe and beyond.

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The main selection criteria for the cities have been:

  • To represent different European areas (North, South, West and East), as well as different climate conditions
  • To belong to different historic periods, and are constructed using different materials and architectural and urban patterns.
  • To be classified with different levels of heritage protection, demonstrating the relationship of protection status and suitable energy efficiency interventions
  • To be strategically placed in Europe so that they could contribute to the wide-spread use of EFFESUS technologies in Europe and beyond
  • The respective municipalities are committed to supporting the case studies in their cities

The interventions in the different case studies have been classed into three categories:

  • Urban intervention: Implementation of new and existing technologies at urban district level (e.g. smart grids, photovoltaic, lighting, energy storage, district heating)
  • Building intervention: Application of new and existing products and systems at building level (e.g. insulating mortars and coatings, aerogel insulation, traditional passive solutions, improved indoor climate control systems, secondary glazing/windows)
  • Study: Analysis of the existing municipal documents and data to prepare the building stock model and validate the DSS software tool

These are the seven case studies selected for EFFESUS:

Glasgow Visby Bamberg Santiago de Compostela Budapest Genoa Istanbul