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Good practices for effective stakeholder engagement: explore our database of solutions
Discover our online knowledge database of good practices and lessons learnt from the Sinfonia Smart City Initiative.
DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
Bolzano's District Heating System refurbishment presented Global District Energy Days in Helsinki
Alperia presented Sinfonia at the Global District Energy Days on 26th September 2018 as part of the Global Energy Days in Helsinki 
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Sinfonia model showcased at Cities for Excellence conference
The example of the Sinfonia Smart City Initiative was presented by EURAC at the Cities for Excellence conference on 11 October in Brussels.
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Via Passeggiata dei Castani shines in Austrian news
On 23 September 2018, the Austrian newspaper ‘derStandard’ published a full-page article dedicated to the social housing building located Manuel Benedikter, which is currently being renovated as part of the Sinfonia project.
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How to deal with prefabricated wooden structures? What are the technologies used, their manufacturing and what are the advantages?
Many companies of the construction sector attended the working table on the 14 September 2018 dedicated to the experiences of #risanamento with prefabricated #facade
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Fossil fuel free energy for Bolzano families
Following a successful renovation process carried out in the framework of the Sinfonia Smart City Initiative, a 7.100 square meters social housing building located via Passeggiata dei Castani in Bolzano is now producing most of its consumed energy on site, through local and renewable energy sources.
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Maximising the outcomes of social housing retrofitting strategies, the case study of Bolzano
In Bolzano, experts from EURAC Research have studied tenant’s energy behaviours in the social housing buildings that are currently being renovated in the framework of the project.
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Planning Europe’s transition towards sustainable urban areas
Following the second edition of the “Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions” international conference held between 22 and 24 March 2017 in Bolzano (Italy), a book comprising a selection of the top contributions presented during the event has been released by EURAC experts, Sinfonia project partners and organisers of the conference.
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Multifunctional Facade: From Lab to Market
Researchers at Eurac Research have been working for a few years on the idea of prefabricated and multifunctional facades that facilitate the energy retrofit of existing buildings. Check out the video! 
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Refurbishment in Bolzano, the Klimahouse Prespective
Social housing in Bolzano is becoming smarter. At a building site in Via Brescia/Cagliari, IPES is carrying out a very extensive energy refurbishment that involves almost all the architectural elements of the building, from the roof to the boiler room, passing through the façade, staircase areas, balconies, windows and various other systems. Read more! 
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Bolzano: an apartment on display to show the benefits of energy recovery
At the IPES construction site in Via Cagliari, in one of the buildings being refurbished in the framework of the SINFONIA project, Eurac researchers have set up the temporary exhibition in a renovated apartment.
DISTRICT HEATING AND COOLING
Bolzano bets on hydrogen-fueled cogeneration to reduce polluting emissions
In Bolzano, experts from Alperia’s Engineering & Consulting decided to test innovative gas blends of hydrogen and natural gas for the combustion process of the city's Combined Heat and Power plant.
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"Energy Efficiency on the Road". Sinfonia at ENEA's energy tour!
On October 12th, Sinfonia took part in ENEA’s Energy Efficiency on the Road tour, hosted in Bolzano by NOI Technology Park.
FINANCING
How to monetize the impact of Smart Cities projects
As cities have become key actors of the energy transition, assessing the benefits of Smart City projects only in terms of energy savings appears to be limited to encompass the real effectiveness of these investments.
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EURAC highlights the potential of Smart Cities projects in the fight against climate change
SINFONIA project partner EURAC has noted a decrease of European investment in urban innovation, within a newly published study dedicated to the screening of European funding available for Smart Cities projects.
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Bolzano's promotional video online!
Partners from Bolzano/Bozen have released their SINFONIA promotional video. Have a look! 
PUBLIC BUILDINGS
Developing into a smart city: a new outfit for social housing in Bolzano
Presentation of the SINFONIA project to improve the energy efficiency of buildings of the City of Bolzano and of the IPES institute
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Second round of tenant meetings in Bolzano
Between the 8thand 10thof March last month, a second round of meetings with tenants was held in Bolzano. Participants were informed of the status of the different energy improvement projects.
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Bolzano and Innsbruck: Setting an Example for Smart Cities in the Euregio
At the Klimahouse 2016 national trade show for Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building, the managers of SINFONIA will present the project’s activities to interested representatives from cities in the Euregio. The event will take place at the Bolzano Fiera, 28 January at 9:00am
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First two local stakeholder meetings held in Bolzano
The first two local stakeholder meetings took place in Bolzano in October and November 2015, wherby internal partners of the Sinfonia project presented specific contributions about the general contents of the project and/or their specific role in it to local stakeholders.
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Replication Cluster kicks off in Bolzano
Bolzano (Italy), 27 May 2015 - The Smart Cities Replication Cluster of the SINFONIA and EU-GUGLE projects had a successful kick-off in Bolzano, with cities keen to exchange experiences on energy-efficient refurbishment projects.
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Replication Cluster kick-off event in Bolzano
The Replication Cluster kick-off event will take place on the 27th of May in Bolzano. For the first time, it will bring together Demo cities and Replication Cities start exchanging knowledge and ideas on sustainable district refurbishment and engage in long term cooperation.