CONCERTO cities and communities have shown that existing buildings can cut their CO2 emissions, at acceptable costs, by up to 50%. CONCERTO does this by implementing renewable energy sources, innovative technologies and an integrated approach.
CONCERTO projects and sites demonstrate energy solutions for smart cities and communities.
CONCERTO projects and sites are role models for energy efficiency in buildings and communities. Their functional, sustainable solutions act as source of inspiration for innovative replication in other continents.
On the CONCERTO website you can search within the 58 CONCERTO sites (by map or by name) (http://www.concerto.eu/concerto/concerto-sites-a-projects/sites-con-site...) or search within the 22 CONCERTO projects (by map or by name) (http://www.concerto.eu/concerto/concerto-sites-a-projects/sites-con-proj...).
For each SITE or PROJECT you can find the contact details of the (local) coordinators.
For each of the 58 SITES you also can view the description of the technologymix that has been implemented. This information is available in two information levels under the menu: http://www.concerto.eu/concerto/environmental-technologies/technologies-...
CONCERTO is a European Commission initiative within the European Research Framework Programme (FP6 and FP7). Responding to the facts that buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption in the Union, for 33% of CO2 emissions and that 70% of the EU's energy consumption and a similar share of GHG emission take place in cities, with a huge untapped potential for cost-effective energy savings. CONCERTO aims to demonstrate that the energy-optimisation of districts and communities as a whole is more cost-effective than optimising each building individually, if all relevant stakeholders work together and integrate different energy-technologies in a smart way.
The EU initiative under of the European Commission's Directorate General for Energy started in 2005 and has co-funded with more than 175 Million € 58 cities and communities (sites) in 22 projects in 23 countries.
The CONCERTO initiative includes a diversity of applications regarding renewable energy sources and energy efficiency measures in buildings. Each project covers up to four communities and sites within different EU countries. Each site implements different approaches to reach a reduction of CO2 emissions that are fitting to the specific local conditions.