The overarching objective of this project is to deliver a blueprint masterplan, including technical, financial, legal, and social issues, for the development of sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods in different contexts, climates, and markets in Europe.


  • Cost similar to 2020 NZEB.
  • Increase the share of plus energy houses.
  • CO² reduction in the residential sector.
  • Improved Indoor Environmental Quality and higher rate of user satisfaction based on their demand and behaviour.

Our 5Ds

Syn.ikia will deliver a blueprint for sustainable plus energy buildings and neighbourhoods, leading the way to plus energy districts and cities, through our 5D focus areas:

  • Design

  • Decentralisation

  • Democracy

  • Digitalisation

  • Decarbonisation

Through our 5D focus areas we will significantly contribute towards environment-friendly, healthy, resilient, secure, safe, and affordable living places and communities

Design and Decentralisation

Demonstrating new designs and efficient operation of sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods through the balanced application of integrated energy design, energy- and cost-efficiency measures, local renewables, local storage, energy flexibility, and energy sharing and trading.


Delivering customised design and decision support strategies and tools that enable informed decisions to be made by the key stakeholders in Europe.

Democracy and Digitalisation

Encouraging community engagement and empower user’s control facilitated by digital platforms and driven by housing affordability, improved quality of life, and environmental consciousness to inform and enable behavioural change. 

Decarbonisation, Digitalisation, and Decentralisation

Unlocking the potential of neighbourhoods as flexibility providers that enable more RES to enter the system and allow for flexible management of energy demand and RES generation in neighbourhoods, to avoid costly reinforcements of distribution grids while improving the quality and reliability of supply.

Digitalisation and Democracy

Providing big data based infrastructure management and smart networks that, together with new and validated construction technologies and materials, unlock the flexibility potential, enable community engagement, and provide well-managed housing for the citizens.

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