CONCERTO Premium adds value to the CONCERTO projects. It supports the European Commission and contributes to the sustainable success of the CONCERTO initiative on a scientific, technical and political level.
The main objective of the CONCERTO Premium initiative is to work out a robust data and information base that serves as the foundation for setting regulatory frameworks and as a support for investors` decision-making. It also ensures a sustained effect of the CONCERTO initiative with regard to a widespread application and replication of the results. CONCERTO Premium promotes the implementation of climate protection measures in urban areas of the EU and its neighbouring countries.
In addition to the technical work, CONCERTO Premium wants to create a CONCERTO community, which is proud of its achievements and is eager to communicate with stakeholders for initiation and replication purposes. Such a community can only be sustainable, if joined by a common vision that is supported by the newest technologies and, if it receives added value through services. Every single CONCERTO project is one link of a chain or one building block in the European Energy Living City.
Our concept is that CONCERTO Premium:
• highlights the role models for energy efficiency in buildings,
• supports the use of RES in buildings through real case studies,
• demonstrates that having zero energy buildings as a community approach is possible
• and thus, that CONCERTO leads the implementation of smart cities within Europe.
CONCERTO Premium delivers the tools and related documentation that enable a replication of demonstrated measures and solutions in order to be able to reach the targets of the European climate policy (20-20-20 %), which has been endorsed by the Agenda 2020. (including an increase in emissions reduction to 30%)
About the CONCERTO Premium Team
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum, located in Stuttgart, Germany and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, located in Karlsruhe, Germany are the project partners of CONCERTO Premium. Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ) is coordinating the project.
Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum (SEZ): Acting as the operational unit of the Commissioner for Europe of the Minister of Economics of Baden-Württemberg, SEZ has been a link between policy and practitioners for more than 20 years. The main objective is to bring new ideas and products to market through sustainable technology transfer from research to industry. As a partner in the Enterprise Europe Network, SEZ can rely on the cooperation of around 2,000 innovation consultants all over Europe to join forces to exploit research and bring innovative technologies and services to market. SEZ is partner in the KIC InnoEnergy, one of the knowledge and innovation communities within the European Institute of Technology. One of the major advantages that SEZ has is its close links to the SME and CRAFT sector in sustainable construction.
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT): The KIT is the conglomeration of university departments and departments of the large scale research infrastructure of Helmholtz. KIT is leading a co-location within the KIC InnoEnergy, one of the knowledge and innovation communities within the European Institute of Technology.
KIT`s most important departments deliver their expertise for CONCERTO Premium: The Department for Energy and Environmental Programmes, the French-German Institute for Environmental Research, the Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis, the Building Science Group and the Department of Economics and Business Engineering. (Sustainable Management of Housing and Real Estate)
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