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PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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.
REFURBISHMENT
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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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.
DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
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.
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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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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! 
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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.
DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
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.
FINANCING
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.
FINANCING
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.
REFURBISHMENT
Bolzano's promotional video online!
Partners from Bolzano/Bozen have released their SINFONIA promotional video. Have a look! 
PUBLIC BUILDINGS
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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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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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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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