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Sustainable Zero Carbon ECO-Town Developments Improving Quality of Life across EU - ECO-Life

Objective

The objective of ECO-Life project is to establish a replicable planning & implementation approach and to demonstrate innovative and integrated energy concepts in supply and demand side in municipalities in LT, BE and DK to reach the goal of zero CO2. The local ECO-life projects are integrated in large climate action initiatives in the municipalities. The project will use 100 % RES. Concerning RUE, LT is representing huge refurbishment potential in East Europe, BE focuses on social housing and DK represents the next level of energy efficiency. A Whole Town Design Approach is used in all three communities with focus on achieving goals at affordable costs and on developing new financing tools. The approach includes end-user involvement and dissemination. The DK Concerto experiences from Concerto III will be transferred to first Concerto projects in BE and LT. The project will directly impact 14,100 inhabitants. Community household impact 2600 DK, 1500 BE, 2500 LT. Zero Carbon Vision area, DK: 3000 m² solar field dedicated to ECO-Life;-1.2 MW wind, >320 m² PV; 40 passive dwellings 49 kWhtpe/m2 (tot. prim. energy); 2 experimental houses 49 kWhtpe/m²; 200 A+dwel. 74 kWhtpe/m², 1stof large scheme;102 dwel. refurbished 100 kWhtpe/m²; School/Inst, office 70 kWhtpe/m²;376 kW polygeneration heat/cool with pos. ground energy storage;ICT and Smart-grid solutions; Whole District Refurbishment, LT: 2 MW bioboiler -local wood waste;200 kWel/240th CHP;500 m² solar thermal;Minor use PV;360 typical East Europe dwel. refurbished - from 250 kWhtpe/m² to 125 kWhtpe/m²;4200 m² refurbished tertiary build;Experimental Social Housing area, BE;75 kWp BIPV;163 dwel. refurbished to 32 kWhtpe/m²;87 new zero energy buildings, 21 kWhtpe/m²;Biofuel mini-CHP units in buildings Key innovations: Whole town design approach, including end-user involvement and dissemination;Smart metering & CEMS;New ESCO scheme;Training

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Coordinator

COWI AS

Address

Parallelvej 2
2800 Kongens Lyngby

Denmark

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Administrative Contact

Reto Hummelshøj (Mr.)

Participants (24)

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HOJE-TAASTRUP KOMMUNE

Denmark

HOJE TAASTRUP FJERNVARME AMBA

Denmark

Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab I/S

Denmark

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT

Denmark

Det Grønne Hus

Denmark

11CityDesign

Denmark

Rockwool A/S

Denmark

APTUS ELEKTRONIK AB

Sweden

UZDAROJI AKCINE BENDROVE COWI LIETUVA

Lithuania

BIRSTONO SAVIVALDYNES TARYBA

Lithuania

UAB Birstono siluma

Lithuania

AVSC GROUP

Lithuania

LIETUVOS STATYBININKU ASOCIACIJA

Lithuania

VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

Housing and urban development agency (Busto ir urbanistines pletros agentura)

Lithuania

STAD KORTRIJK

Belgium

GOEDKOPE WONING

Belgium

BURO 2

Belgium

evr-Architecten bvba

Belgium

ECOPOWER

Belgium

UNIVERSITEIT GENT

Belgium

Administration of Palanga Town Municipality

Lithuania

UAB BUSTO IDEJA

Lithuania

ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL AS

Denmark

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 239497

  • Start date

    1 January 2010

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 25 191 757,22

  • EU contribution

    € 12 255 646

Coordinated by:

COWI AS

Denmark