About us

Our mission is to increase the proportion of sustainable neighbourhoods with surplus renewable energy in different contexts, climates and markets in Europe.

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Concept

A Positive Energy Neighbourhood produces at least as much renewable energy as it uses in a year, when accounted at the source. It includes Local Storage and Energy Supply Units. Users, buildings and technical systems...

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4 Demo Neighbourhoods

Besides providing a net energy surplus, the demos will have high architectural quality, improved indoor environment compared to the 2020 nearly zero-energy buildings.

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SustainablePlusEnergy Neighbourhoods

syn.ikia aims at achieving sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods with more than 100% energy savings, 90% renewable energy generation triggered, 100% GHG emission reduction, and 10% life cycle costs reduction, compared to nZEB levels. This will be achieved while ensuring high quality indoor environment and well-being.

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Neighbourhoods

Four real-life plus-energy demonstration cases tailored to the four different climatic zones and development projects of Europe will be developed and analysed within the syn.ikia project. The syn.ikia demo cases will demonstrate the functionality of the plus-energy neighbourhood concept for the rest of Europe.

  • Demo Neighbourhood The Netherlands
  • Demo Neighbourhood Norway
  • Demo Neighbourhood Spain
  • Demo Neighbourhood Austria
Loopkantsestraat, Uden

Demo Neighbourhood The Netherlands

The Dutch demo case is located in Uden that is a typical mid-size town in the Netherlands, representing a marine climate. It includes the construction of new add-ons to existing buildings and with syn.ikia’s strategy; the neighbourhood will reach the plus energy standards. This can be replicated in similar neighbourhoods in the Netherlands and other…

Ammerud, Oslo

Demo Neighbourhood Norway

The Norwegian demo case is a new development in Oslo, representing a cold climate. It has circular shape that emphasises the social issues of sustainable neighbourhoods like sharing of spaces, functions, energy, and infrastructure. As such, the project has high symbolic value in showing the importance of community issues in neighbourhood developments.

Sta. Coloma de Gramenet, Barcelona

Demo Neighbourhood Spain

The Spanish demo case is a new development in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a city close to Barcelona representing a typical Mediterranean climate. The development is a typical infill project in a dense urban area,with squares of multi-storey apartment blocks. This context is common in many European cities.

3 July 2020

Newsletter N1 – June 2020

Our very first newsletter is out! We tell you about the #SPEN concept, what's on in our #plusenergy demo neighbouroods and the latest news from...

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20 March 2020

syn.ikia kicks off!

We are happy to share that syn.ikia kicked-off on January 20th on the premises of the coordinating partner, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology...

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