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Act2

Action of Cities to Mainstream Energy Efficient Building and Renewable Energy Systems Across Europe

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€5,700,637
Total costs
€14,070,479
Funding programme
CONCERTO 1

Description

The Act2 project aimed to accelerate innovation in renewable energy (RE) solutions and advance energy efficiency (EE) and systems for poly-generation linked together with concepts for eco-buildings. Act2 reflected the motivation of Hannover (Germany) and Nantes (France), the two demonstration communities, and three associated cities – Koszalin (Poland), Malmö (Sweden) and Newcastle upon Tyne (United Kingdom) - to implement an energy policy that matches the scale and urgency of current climate-related issues, building on past experiences - especially the development of the Kronsberg district in Hannover, and inviting stakeholders in their areas to espouse the same proactive policies.

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Project demonstration sites

Fellow cities

Results

Act2 key facts & figures:

  • Demonstration projects: 80 Buildings (180,000 m²);
  • Hannover: 55 buildings (50,000 m²), refurbishments;
  • Nantes: 25 buildings (80,000 m²), newly built.

Renewable energy sources:

  • 1,900 m² solar thermal;
  • 360 kWp solar photovoltaic panels;
  • wood energy used in district heating;
  • Wood boilers in public buildings (more than 1,000 kW).

Monitored results:

  • Final energy saved - 70%;
  • Primary energy saved - 92%;
  • 3,600 t CO2 per year saved in Hannover;
  • 790 t CO2 per year saved in Nantes.

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Contact

Name
Ute Heda
Organisation
City of Hannover
Email
Ute.Heda@Hannover-Stadt.de
Country
Germany

Documents

Act2_Action to mainstream energy efficient building and renewable energy systems at a city level across Europe
English
(399.15 KB - PDF)
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Act2_Guidelines for environmental quality
English
(2.25 MB - PDF)
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Act2_Guidelines for measurement input and consumption of energy flows, economical, environmental and comfort levels
English
(411.87 KB - PDF)
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