News

03 May 2017

Tour de Flens 2017 – Bordercrossing Electric Vehicles event

This year´s Tour de Flens took place on 29th April and was again a major attraction. Starting in Denmark’s Lighthouse Citiy Sonderborg and finishing in Flensburg, Germany, it stopped at locations with solar panels and other innovative energy solutions.

26 Apr 2017

Lighthouse city of Tartu featured on TV

The Lighthouse City of Tartu has received a lot of media attention during the past months. Actually 2 TV programmes were interested in SmartEnCity activities focussing on the area "Khrushchyovkas" and retrofitting measures.

19 Apr 2017

SmartEnCity Network presented its fourth webinar on 19.04.2017: Energy Retrofitting of Buildings – Cost effective energy transition and learnings from European municipalities

Strengthen your city’s cost effective energy transition by balancing efforts for Energy Retrofitting of Buildings in relation to the energy system. Learn about how cities benefit from the right balance and learn from best practice examples from Estonia and Denmark of how to unlock the potential of energy retrofitting of buildings in different contexts.

11 Apr 2017

SmartEnCity - Coronación project was subject of Covenant of Mayors event

The SmartEnCity management strategy in relation to the building refurbishment and urban regeneration intervention in Vitoria-Gasteiz was presented at the second conference "Covenant of Mayors: walking toward the Covenant - year 2017”, taking place in the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao (Spain) on 4th April 2017.

10 Apr 2017

Paying less taxes for more energy efficient houses: SmartEnCity influences the taxation of houses in Vitoria-Gasteiz

As a result of the SmartEnCity project, the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz has modified the tax ordinance regulating real estate taxes in the city: the taxes for houses with a good energy rating are reduced significantly - thereby creating a strong incentive for more energy efficient houses! The taxes are reduced by 50% for houses with an energy rating "A" and by 25% for houses rated with a “B”.