The kick-off meeting of syn.ikia was held from the 20th to 21st of January 2020 at NTNU, Norway. The syn.ikia innovation project aims to increase the proportion of neighbourhoods with surplus renewable energy in Europe.
Link to Cordis: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/869918
Households currently cause a fifth of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. The transition to net-zero energy districts is underway. Future cities and communications can feature sustainable neighbourhoods with zero greenhouse gas emissions. The EU-funded syn.ikia project will design a blueprint for sustainable plus energy buildings and neighbourhoods.
The project will encourage community engagement and allow for flexible management of energy demand. It will also provide big data-based infrastructure management and smart networks.
The project has a total budget of about 7.5 M€ and will run from Jan 2020 – Jun 2024. It is led by NTNU, and involves 13 partners from 6 different countries, including IREC.
IREC is the leader of WP3 devoted to technology integration in smart managed plus energy buildings and neighbourhoods. Jaume Salom and Jordi Pascual, from the Thermal Energy and Building Performance group, are the main contributors to this WP.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 869918.