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”.
Lighthouse City Tartu has already attracted 22 apartment associations to become part of the SmartEnCity project and convert their buildings, which were built in the 1950s and 1960s, into zero-energy buildings.
SmartEnCity Network presented its third webinar on 31.03.2017: Empower your city transition – Citizen Engagement learnings from European municipalities
Technology and planning is not enough, people can speed up your transition. Learn about why cities should engage its citizens and stakeholders, and learn from best practice examples from Spain and Denmark.
SmartEnCity and the further EU’s 8 Lighthouse Projects pledge closer cooperation in their efforts towards low carbon and resource efficient urban spaces
In their efforts to deliver and replicate Smart City solutions, the EU’s nine Lighthouse projects formally signed a Cooperation Manifesto in Nottingham (UK) on 23 March 2017 - among them Francisco Rodríguez Pérez-Curiel, project coordinator of SmartEnCity.
Lighthouse project Remourban will be throwing its doors wide open this month when its first study tour takes place in lighthouse city Nottingham, UK. Behind the tour is project partner Nottingham Trent University – named UK’s greenest university – in cooperation with the Action Cluster on Integrate Planning and the Smart Cities Information System. And SmartEnCity partners will join in...
The SmartEnCity activities in Vitoria-Gasteiz promoted as good practice within webinar on energy-efficient buildings renovation action plans
On 14th March 2017 VISESA presented the energy efficiency and urban regeneration experiences in Vitoria-Gasteiz, with a focus on the SmartEnCity project actions, within a webinar titled “Creation of energy-efficient Buildings Renovation Action Plans for cities: guideline and application cases”.
On 16th March, the residents from three different housing associations participated in the 3rd citizen engagement workshop of the SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Sonderborg.
This short film demonstrates how citizen engagement could be filled with life and therefore encourages other cities to follow the footsteps.
Living Citizen involvement in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Since the new citizen information office has opened its doors in October, people take the opportunity to gain first hand information about current and forseen measures taking place in Coronación demo area.
Heat and Electricity were the topics of the second citizen engagement workshop on 7th of February carried out by Project Zero in Sonderborg.