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Akronym POLYCITY
Website http://www.polycity.net
Funding Europäische Union
Request for Proposal CONCERTO
Supporting Organisation Europäische Kommission
HFT project director Prof. Dr. habil. Ursula Eicker
Project Staff Silvio Barta, Dipl.-Ing. Ilyes Ben Hassine, Dipl.-Ing. Eric Duminil, M.A. Ursula Pietzsch, M.Sc. Tatiana Sivenova, Dr. Aneta Strzalka, M.Sc. Rafal Strzalka
Contact M.A. Ursula Pietzsch, Telefon +49 (0)711 8926 2888, ursula.pietzsch@hft-stuttgart.de
Project partners Universität Stuttgart, Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart, Siedlungswerk Stuttgart, Stadtwerke Esslingen, Stadt Ostfildern, Steinbeis Europa Zentrum Stuttgart, Comune di Torino, CRF Centro Ricerche Fiat, Agenzia Territoriale per la Casa della Provincia di Torino, Politecnico di Torino, Conscorci Urbanistic del Centre Direccional de Cerdanyola del Vallès, Department de Medi Ambient i Habitatge Generalitat Catalunia, Institut Catala d'Energia, Universitat Rovira i Virgili Tarragona, Institut Cerda, IPiEO - EC Baltic Renewable Energy Centre, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal
Duration 06.05.2005 - 05.05.2011
Project description POLYCITY (Energy networks in sustainable cities), which is coordinated by zafh.net, is an EU-project that is supported with about 8 million Euro. This project encompasses three large urban development areas in Turin (Italy), Ostfildern (near Stuttgart, Germany) and Cerdanyola del Vallès (near Barcelona, Spain). In these cities exemplary sustainable residential and commercial districts are to be completed by 2010. The goals of the project are to increase the portion of the supply energy that stems from renewable sources (biomass, geothermal, PV), optimize the energy efficiency of the buildings, the cogeneration, solar cooling and innovative communal energy management systems in order to optimize the supply and consumption. Large city planning areas were selected so as to create the largest impact possible: the Arquata district in Turin encompasses 87,000 m², the project in Ostfildern, 178,000 m², and in Cerdanyola more than 2 million square meters of residential and industrial areas as well as a science park are being built.
Keywords sustainable urban development, polygeneration, energy efficient buildings, Thermal cooling