EU-GUGLE - Sustainable renovation models for smarter cities.

The EU-GUGLE (“European cities serving as Green Urban Gate towards Leadership in sustainable Energy”) project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of nearly-zero energy building renovation models in view of triggering large-scale, Europe-wide replication in smart cities and communities by 2020. Over the 5 years of the projects, the cities of Vienna (AT), Aachen (DE), Milan (IT), Sestao (ES), Tampere (FI), Bratislava (SK), Gothenburg (SE) and Gaziantep (TR) will join efforts to combine the latest research results relevant to smart renovation of groups of buildings at district level and use this knowledge to renovate 260,000m² of living space.

By implementing a balanced mix of technical, socio-economic and financial solutions adapted to local needs, the participating cities aim to achieve 40 to 80% primary energy savings per pilot district while increasing the share of renewable energy sources by 25% by the end of the project. The main output will be the integration of the results into comprehensive “smart renovation strategies” easily transposable to other municipalities.

EU-GUGLE is co-financed by the European Commission as part of the Smart Cities and Communities Initiative, and funded under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Innovation. It is co-ordinated by CENER, Spain’s National Centre for Renewable Energies. Greenovate! Europe is responsible for the project's Replication Campaign.

For more information, contact Guillaume Corradino (Tel:+ 32(0)2 400 10 08) or visit