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Inspiring apartment visits organised for students in Bolzano
On 9 May, the Institute for Renewable Energy EURAC Research invited a group of 30 students from the Technical Secondary School of Colburg in Germany, to visit the apartments refurbished in the city in the framework of the Sinfonia project.
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Behaviour change: how to increase the impact of energy efficient renovation projects?
On 5 December 2018, the Sinfonia Smart Cities Initiative was presented by partners from EURAC Research in an online discussion focussed on challenges related to behaviour change.
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Innsbruck innovates for smart energy management
On 4 December 2018, partners from the Innsbrucker Kommunal Betriebe (IKB), members of the Sinfonia Smart City initiative, inaugurated the Innsbruck Smart City Lab.
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Good practices for effective stakeholder engagement: explore our database of solutions
Discover our online knowledge database of good practices and lessons learnt from the Sinfonia Smart City Initiative.
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Bolzano's District Heating System refurbishment presented Global District Energy Days in Helsinki
Alperia presented Sinfonia at the Global District Energy Days on 26th September 2018 as part of the Global Energy Days in Helsinki 
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Sinfonia model showcased at Cities for Excellence conference
The example of the Sinfonia Smart City Initiative was presented by EURAC at the Cities for Excellence conference on 11 October in Brussels.
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Via Passeggiata dei Castani shines in Austrian news
On 23 September 2018, the Austrian newspaper ‘derStandard’ published a full-page article dedicated to the social housing building located Manuel Benedikter, which is currently being renovated as part of the Sinfonia project.
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Wie führt man Sanierungen mit Fertigholzfassaden aus? Welche Techniken werden genutzt und welche Vorteile gibt es?
Es gab großes Interesse für den Arbeitskreis, der von der KlimaHaus Agentur am 14. September 2018 im NOI Techpark organisierte wurde.
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Maximising the outcomes of social housing retrofitting strategies, the case study of Bolzano
In Bolzano, experts from EURAC Research have studied tenant’s energy behaviours in the social housing buildings that are currently being renovated in the framework of the project.
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Planning Europe’s transition towards sustainable urban areas
Following the second edition of the “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions” international conference held between 22 and 24 March 2017 in Bolzano (Italy), a book comprising a selection of the top contributions presented during the event has been released by EURAC experts, Sinfonia project partners and organisers of the conference.
New energy efficiency rules adopted to promote smart and sustainable buildings in Europe
Today, buildings represent around 36% of all CO2 emissions in Europe. To help decarbonising this sector, the Council of the European Union adopted new energy efficiency rules for buildings on 14 May, in view of meeting nearly zero energy standards by 2050 and reduce European greenhouse gas emissions by 80-95% compared to 1990.
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Three new renovation projects launched in Innsbruck
In Innsbruck, March 2018 was a fruitful month to kick-off renovation projects. At this beginning of Spring, refurbishment works have started in three new building blocks in the alpine city.
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Multifunctional Facade: From Lab to Market
Researchers at Eurac Research have been working for a few years on the idea of prefabricated and multifunctional facades that facilitate the energy retrofit of existing buildings. Check out the video! 
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SINFONIA auf dem „zukunftstag.tirol 2018“, Innsbruck, 5. März 2018
SINFONIA war beim „zukunftstag.tirol 2018 – EUSALP | zukunft.gemeinsam.gestalten. Im Interesse der Alpen“ - am 5. März 2018 in Innsbruck vertreten. Die Partner präsentierten als Teil der sogenannten „Alpenmeile“ am interaktiven Infostand die SINFONIA Filme über die Pilotstädte Innsbruck und Bozen, den Film zum Biomassekraftwerk der IKB sowie das Stakeholder Toolkit des alpS.
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Refurbishment in Bolzano, the Klimahouse Prespective
Social housing in Bolzano is becoming smarter. At a building site in Via Brescia/Cagliari, IPES is carrying out a very extensive energy refurbishment that involves almost all the architectural elements of the building, from the roof to the boiler room, passing through the façade, staircase areas, balconies, windows and various other systems. Read more! 
MOBILITY
Fahrradparkhaus beim Rosenheimer Bahnhof in der Planungsphase
Im Rahmen der Neugestaltung des Bahngeländes Nord in Rosenheim wird im Bereich östlich des Südtiroler Platzes ein Fahrradparkhaus entstehen.
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Innsbruck: how to combine 100 individuals’ needs in a successful renovation process
In Innsbruck, energy efficient building renovation is a collective challenge. For the city, educating citizens to understand the benefits of refurbishing their homes is a priority.
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Bolzano: an apartment on display to show the benefits of energy recovery
At the IPES construction site in Via Cagliari, in one of the buildings being refurbished in the framework of the SINFONIA project, Eurac researchers have set up the temporary exhibition in a renovated apartment.
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Bolzano bets on hydrogen-fueled cogeneration to reduce polluting emissions
In Bolzano, experts from Alperia’s Engineering & Consulting decided to test innovative gas blends of hydrogen and natural gas for the combustion process of the city's Combined Heat and Power plant.
MOBILITY
Rosenheim: e-Car-Sharing im Neubaugebiet „Am Mitterfeld“
Um die Anzahl der Fahrzeuge – insbesondere der Zweitwagen – zu reduzieren, setzt der Rosenheimer Bauträger P+S baupartner bei einem Neubaugebiet im Norden von Rosenheim erstmals auf ein e-Car-Sharing-Modell.
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Erste Vorbereitungen für den aktualisierten „Energiebericht der Stadt Rosenheim 2017“ sind gestartet
Auch im Jahr 2017 wird die Stadt Rosenheim einen Energiebericht (mit Datenbasis 2016) zum Energieverbrauch, Energieproduktion und CO2-Emissionen im Stadtgebiet veröffentlichen.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Rosenheim erneuert das Bahnhofsareal- auf smarte Art und Weise
Rosenheim erneuert und renoviert das Gelände rund um den Bahnhof. Dafür wurde ein Förderantrag eingereicht um die Überdachung des Wartebereichs mit transluzenten PV-Panelen auszustatten
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SINFONIA shares knowledge and disseminates first results in Cyprus
The SINFONIA project met in Cyprus on 1 June in Paphos, one of the project's five 'early adopter cities'.
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Innsbruck witnesses to its experience in the SINFONIA project
Partners from the pilot city Innsbruck have published an article in a local newspaper on 1 May 2017 to witness to their participation in the SINFONIA project and encourage other cities in Austria and abroad to engage in sustainable and smart urban development.
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DAREED and SINFONIA: the two sides of the energy efficiency coin in Sevilla
On its way to becoming a Smart City, Sevilla has joined forces with other European cities to improve energy efficiency in buildings and increase the share of renewable energy generation in urban areas within two EU-funded projects, DAREED and SINFONIA.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Challenges and solutions for social housing refurbishment in Aachen
Since 2010, the northern district of Aachen is engaged in a vast urban renewal programme aiming to improve the citizens’ quality of life and make the district a vibrant and sustainable place to live.
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SINFONIA shares its experiences in Athens
SINFONIA to take part in 1st Transnational seminar of EMPOWERING project on 4th of April 2017 and share its experiences of district scale energy refurbishment projects.
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How has the IoT changed our cities?
Read our blogpost for the Smart Cities Information System website!   In the past few years, hundreds of cities around the world have become “smart”: or so they tell us. But what does it really mean?  
MOBILITY
Trikala moves forward with sustainable mobility
Trikala is planning to set a permanent network of electric vehicles to be used as a public transport system within the city centre.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Register for the “Smart eco-buildings and social housing: from design to reality” workshop!
On 27 April 2017, one day ahead of the International Passive House Conference, SINFONIA project partners will organise a joint workshop with the EU-GUGLE and SMARTER TOGETHER Smart City projects in Vienna to share results and experiences on smart and sustainable refurbishment solutions for social housing apartment buildings.
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SAVE THE DATE – “Smart eco-buildings and social housing – A reality check!” workshop – 27 April 2017 – Vienna
On 27 April 2017, experts from three Smart City projects will hold a joint workshop in Vienna to share results and experiences on smart and sustainable refurbishment solutions.
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How do we monetize the impact of Smart Cities projects
As cities have become key actors of the energy transition, assessing the benefits of Smart City projects only in terms of energy savings appears to be limited to encompass the real effectiveness of these investments.
RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Innsbruck testing innovative technologies for biomass gasification
Moving one step forward in its transition to become a Smart City, SINFONIA pilot Innsbruck has installed a novel biomass gasification CHP plant in the neighbourhood of the waste water treatment plant.
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Essen Replication City winner of the European Green Capital Award 2017
The 8th European Green Capital Award has been granted to the city of Essen in Germany – member of the EU-GUGLE and SINFONIA Replication Cluster. 
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Good practices for urban energy planning
“Each city is a unique combination of economic, social, environmental, and institutional conditions, which results in various needs, priorities, and capacities” for the development and implementation of smart energy solutions, say SINFONIA experts in Deliverable 2.2 entitled “Good practice district stimulator”.
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SINFONIA database to foster knowledge exchange on energy efficient solutions
SINFONIA project partners have designed a web-based application allowing the project pilot cities to share good practices for energy efficient renovation with other interested cities.
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The keys of success for Smart City projects
Smart city projects are crucial to the transition towards a low carbon economy in Europe. In that sense, it is of importance to identify the factors of their success as well as their weaknesses to improve the conditions of their implementation and guarantee more efficient results.
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International Conference on Smart Cities and Regions: call for abstract
Between 22 and 24 March 2017, SINFONIA project partner EURAC will organise the second edition of the international conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions aiming to “inspire cities to transition towards a smarter and more sustainable future”.
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EURAC highlights the potential of Smart Cities projects in the fight against climate change
SINFONIA project partner EURAC has noted a decrease of European investment in urban innovation, within a newly published study dedicated to the screening of European funding available for Smart Cities projects.
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Successful refurbishment of a residential building in Bratislava
In Bratislava, EU-GUGLE project partners have successfully achieved the renovation of a residential building located on Pavla Horova 17-19.
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The municipality of Pafos on its way to become a smarter city
In line with its participation in the SINFONIA project, the Pafos municipality has made a significant effort to upgrade existing infrastructure and services while creating new solutions to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
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Three deliverables published on the SINFONIA website
Three deliverables have recently been published on the “Knowledge Centre” of the SINFONIA website.
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SINFONIA featured in the main Spanish energy efficiency newsletter
The ESEficiencia.es portal, a major source of information on energy efficiency in Spain, has published on its website an article featuring the SINFONIA project on 2 September 2016.
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Bolzano's promotional video online!
Partners from Bolzano/Bozen have released their SINFONIA promotional video. Have a look! 
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Auf dem Weg zur Smart City: Bozens Sozialwohnbauten werden energieeffizient
Im Rahmen des EU-Projekts SINFONIA sanieren Gemeinde und WOBI 422 ihrer Wohnungen. Heute wurden die Details vorgestellt 
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SINFONIA replication tools presented in during EUSEW lunch webinars
At the occasion of the 11thedition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, the SINFONIA project participated in a series of webinars about Smart Cities solutions organised by the My Smart City District cluster.
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Erste Vorbereitungen für den aktualisierten „Energiebericht der Stadt Rosenheim 2016“ sind gestartet
2016 wird die Stadt Rosenheim erneut einen Energiebericht auf Daten aus dem Jahr 2015 zum Energieverbrauch und zur Energieproduktion im Stadtgebiet veröffentlichen. Dazu haben erste Besprechungen stattgefunden
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Zalău seeks sustainable renovation models for energy efficient building refurbishment
The Municipality of Zalău, located in the North-West of Romania at the feet of the Meses Mountains, has joined the SINFONIA and EU-GUGLE Replication Cluster , furthering the sustainable development of the city.
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Info Day on Smart City Seville: achieving affordable comfort to be held on 10 June
The City of Seville is pleased to invite you to an Information Day on smart urban development on the 10thof June, organised in cooperation with EMASESA as part of the SINFONIA project.
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Second round of tenant meetings in Bolzano
Between the 8thand 10thof March last month, a second round of meetings with tenants was held in Bolzano. Participants were informed of the status of the different energy improvement projects.
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Borås plans its way towards a sustainable future
On 11 February 2016, the city of Borås, early adopter city of the SINFONIA project, has released a brochure introducing its Energy and Climate Strategy by 2035, thus accelerating its efforts on the way to becoming Sweden’s leading environmental municipality.
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SINFONIA at Conference on Sustainable Renovation Models - Affordable comfort for smarter cities
SINFONIA will participate to the "Conference on Sustainable Renovation Models - Affordable comfort for smarter cities" organised by the city of Aachen on the 22th of April 2016 in the context of the EU-GUGLE project.
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SINFONIA is a ‘Case Study of Excellence’ at SMAU
SINFONIA has been selected as a ‘case study of excellence’ by the SMAU Padua Innovation Award 2016.
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Alba Iulia joined the Replication Cluster
The central Romanian Municipality of Alba Iulia (66.400 inhabitants), located in Transylvania, has joined the Smart Cities Replication Cluster of SINFONIA.
PUBLIC BUILDINGS
First renovation completed !
The school “Siegmairschule” completed retrofit works in 2015 developed and commissioned by Innsbrucker Immobilien Gmbh & Co KG, which have resulted in a significant energy efficiency improvement
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Retrofitting launched in two more buildings in Innsbruck
The housing companies Innsbrucker Immobilien Gmbh & Co KG and Neue Heimat Tirol have started the retrofitting of two residential buildings, forming part of the SINFONIA project, in Innsbruck. 
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BOZEN UND INNSBRUCK: INTELLIGENTE VORZEIGESTÄDTE FÜR DIE EUREGIO
Anlässlich der „Klimahouse 2016“, der renommierten Fachmesse für energieeffizientes Bauen, stellt das SINFONIA-Projektteam die Vorhaben am 28. Januar interessierten Stadtverwaltern aus der Euregio vor (Messe Bozen, 9 Uhr).
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First two local stakeholder meetings held in Bolzano
The first two local stakeholder meetings took place in Bolzano in October and November 2015, wherby internal partners of the Sinfonia project presented specific contributions about the general contents of the project and/or their specific role in it to local stakeholders.
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Universität Innsbruck: Uni Kids Day 2015
Am 6. November findet in der Universität Innsbruck der Uni Kids Day 2015 statt. Dabei nehmen Schulen mit SchülerInnen im Alter zwischen 9 und 16 Jahren an verschiedenen Workshops zu wissenschaftlichen Themen teil. In diesem Rahmen wird auch SINFONIA vom Innsbrucker Konsortium vorgestellt.
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D2.1 published
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International Passive House Days 13-15 November
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“Pre-fabricated facades – niche forever or mass market soon?” expert workshop
RENEWABLE ENERGIES
Smart City Dialog: Energienetze
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Bozen: „Smartes“ Vorzeigemodell für 16 europäische Städte
Insgesamt 16 europäische Städte - darunter La Spezia, Rosenheim, Sevilla und Dubrovnik - haben Interesse bekundet, das innovative Stadtsanierungsmodell von SINFONIA in den nächsten Jahren auch umsetzen zu wollen
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Sinfonia kicks off activities with the Replication Cluster
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Workshop on energy efficient building materials, Turin, Italy
The ECO-SEE and HIPIN projects will held a joint workshop on Energy Efficient Building Materials on the 10th of March 2015, from 9:30 to 15:00 in Turin, Italy. 
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First progress meeting in Innsbruck
The SINFONIA consortium gathered in Innsbruck on the 25-26 November for its first Progress meeting since the launch of the project 6 months ago. Led by coordinator SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, and hosted by Standortagentur Tirol and the City of Innsbruck, the meeting focused on integration and coordination.
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Join us on LinkedIN !
SINFONIA has joined the MY SMART CITY DISTRICT campaign, an initiative aimed at engaging European cities in knowledge exchange activities with pioneer cities such as Bolzano and Innsbruck...  but not only! 4 other EC-funded smart cities projects are also part of the campaign (EU-GUGLE, R2CITIES, ZenN, CITyFIED).
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Greening our cities
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International Conference on “Smart And Sustainable Planning For Cities And Regions 2015”
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Building integrated solar architecture to drive the future of the photovoltaic industry
In Austria, the SINFONIA partner ATB-Becker is developing various technological solutions to integrate photovoltaic systems in façades architecture.
DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
La Rochelle reports on its progress towards sustainable development
To assess the progress of the city in the development and implementation of its urban strategy, La Rochelle publishes an annual a Sustainable Development report presenting all the measures taken by the municipality in this field.
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Spanish smart cities meet in Bilbao to share experiences on sustainable urban development. Last chance to join!
What does it mean to become a “smart city”? And, more importantly, how to go about it? On the 19thof May, the smart cities of Bilbao, Vitoria, Valladolid, Mogel and San Sebastian will meet in Bilbao to share their experiences with national and European stakeholders, and discuss how to make cities more energy efficient and better places to live in.
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School students tell us what the smart city of the future looks like at “Young University – day of action” 2017
After the success of the “Young University – day of action” 2015, the University of Innsbruck decided to renew the experience on the 21stof April 2017 with students from the schools refurbished as part of the SINFONIA project.