CITYFIED wins the Global District Energy Climate award 2017

26 october 2017

The Spanish Demo of CITYFIED, Torrelago (Laguna de Duero, Valladolid) has received the 2017 Global District Energy Climate Awards in the emerging market category, because of its successful implementation of a district energy system in 31 residential buildings, in a country that does not yet have an established market.

Torrelago’s district heating is integrated in the CITyFiED project, a smart city demonstration project supported by the European Commission and led by CARTIF, which includes building retrofitting, district heating renovation and home energy management system. At the district heating level, a new buried biomass boiler room was built, substations were renovated, variable flow pumps were installed and all the devices were connected to an overall energy management system supervised by HUBGRADE. The system saves 3,392 tons of CO₂ per year.

This district is characterized by its high construction density (198.4 dwellings/ha) and high population density (514.4 inh/ha) in relation to the other parts of the town. The district was constructed around 1980 and is divided in two administrative phases. It had become necessary a renovation of the buildings.

The aims of the project are to reduce the energy demand by improving buildings insulation and greenhouse gas emissions and to increase the use of renewable energy sources (in three biomass boilers) by implementing innovative technologies and methodologies for building renovation.

During the Awards Ceremony, keynote speaker Jean Dulac of the International Energy Agency underlined the importance of district energy for the success of the energy transition and fight against climate change in which cities have a vital role to play.

Together with Torrelago, the rest of finalists were selected from cities and communities across the globe which demonstrates local district energy leadership in providing clean and sustainable energy solutions.

Launched in 2009 by Euroheat & Power together with the International Energy Agency and the International District Energy Association, the Global District Energy Climate Awards aim to generate broader awareness, greater adoption and strengthen the importance of district energy and the movement towards clean, sustainable energy solutions.

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