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 (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway. The meeting was attended by all partners of the consortium.
Syn.ikia – Greek for “neighbourhood” – is a project funded under the topic “LC-EEB-03-2019: New developments in plus energy houses (IA) of the H2020 Research and Innovation programme. Syn.ikia aims at increasing the number of SPENs – they produce more energy than they use – in four different climate zones in Europe (Subartic, Oceanic, Continental and Mediterranean) by 2024. The relevance and innovativeness of syn.ikia lies on its ambition to upscale the plus energy targets from the individual building level to neighbourhood level.
The Kick-off meeting in Trondheim was a great opportunity to bring the project team together, start forging relationships among partners and align objectives and expectations. During the two-day meeting special attention was given to the overall vision of the project and urban planning work on the different demonstration sites prior to implementation: the technologies to be used, specifications of materials and methods, and social sustainability for residents.