7th August, Milan
The Mayor of Milan, Giuseppe Sala and the Deputy Mayor of Employment and Production, Cristina Tajani, whose mandate is the Smart City, have inaugurated the first construction work sites for Sharing Cities Private Building Retrofit.
Work has begun on two 70-year-old buildings (Verro; Tito Livio), which accommodate 60 families, after a fruitful co-design process to define physical interventions together with the Sharing Cities team (in particular Politecnico di Milano and Legambiente).
The model is based on a collaborative and participatory approach to identifying priorities and technical and financial solutions, working together with owners and experts. The co-design process has made owners more aware of the environmental impact of their daily behavior, incentivising residents to approve more extensive renewal interventions. A deep retrofit is planned: external and internal insulation, façade renewal, a PV-system for energy self-production, installation of thermostatic valves, as well as remote control of energy systems.
An innovative energy management system will gather comfort data inside and outside the buildings and will take energy consumption and production measurements to analyse the effects of retrofit interventions at district level.
Sharing Cities partners, Teicos UE S.r.l. and Future energy S.r.l., will realise interventions enabling families to have energy savings of around 50-60% for thermal and 30% for electricity, relative to current consumption. The cost of work on the “Verro” building is estimated at €480,000.00 of which Sharing Cities will contribute €150,000.00; The “Tito Livio” building interventions are expected to cost €276,000.00 of which Sharing Cities will contribute €60,000.00.
In the words of Mayor Sala, Sharing Cities is “an innovative project that aims to face one of the main current challenges: climate change. Cities have to be committed first to reducing energy consumption, and thanks to EU funds we’ll realise the first smart district with low emissions”.
Deputy Mayor Tajani adds: “the project, with its public-private consortium, will realise mobility and building retrofit measures in an urban area affected by an important development process, testing a model for urban regeneration.”
EUROCITIES, Bernadett Köteles Degrendele (Bernadett.firstname.lastname@example.org)
City of Milan, Susanna Molteni (email@example.com)
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895
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