The CONCERTO Vision
CONCERTO significantly influences all relevant actions and initiatives in the construction and energy supply sector in cities and communities, that relate to energy performance and use of resources. Politics, regulations, construction, the energy industry and financing as well as technology, research and education, have been transformed due to the initial impulse given by CONCERTO and they are following the global CONCERTO vision of environmental, social and economic sustainability.
CONCERTO inspires an innovative energy policy on a European level and contributes towards creating an energy independent Europe. Through functional, sustainable solutions, Europe is able to position itself as a pioneer amongst the global players, thus acting as an important role model and source of inspiration for innovative replication in other continents.
CONCERTO activities bridge towards the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (SCC). This Partnership proposes pooling resources to support the demonstration of energy, transport and information and communication technologies (ICT) in urban areas to enable innovative, integrated and efficient technologies to roll out and enter the market more easily, with cities as the centre of innovation.
The CONCERTO Mission
CONCERTO offers role models for energy efficiency in buildings and communities.
CONCERTO demonstrates energy solutions for smart cities and communities.
CONCERTO enables all relevant stakeholders to change their attitude and social habits on a global, as well as local, level through the use of a European-wide network that facilitates knowledge transfer and the exchange of experiences. The CONCERTO network acts as coach and mentor to all stakeholders and supports relevant decision makers in pioneering innovative solutions.
CONCERTO encourages the industry to reap the benefits of sustainable solutions by investing in economically viable technology and systems, thereby acting as a driving force in the use, implementation and opening of the markets for new systems.
CONCERTO sets higher performance standards in energy efficiency and integration of renewables (RES) and thus drives improved standards and regulations on a European, national and local level.
CONCERTO acts as a motivator and driving force in the field of renewable energy by demonstrating that renewables can be implemented in a wide range of applications. Through quality demonstration projects, CONCERTO significantly increases the acceptance of renewable energy systems by the end users and in doing so changes the mainstream.
CONCERTO highlights the demand in particular fields of research in order to further open up the potential for Europe as a leader in the innovation and implementation of new energy technologies. The CONCERTO scientific community facilitates the exchange of knowhow within Europe, as well as within the global renewable energy expert market, hence acting as global multipliers for research in that field.
CONCERTO fosters integrated solutions to holistically combine all aspects of energy efficiency, poly-generation and renewables with a strong socio-economic and educational focus. This conveys a value for the citizens where the overall benefit is more than the sums of its individual parts. This presumes that all relevant players across-the-board - including the politicians, energy providers, developers and planners – play together to achieve this goal of true, sustainable construction.
CONCERTO gives new impulses to regional development and encourages new co-operations between rural and urban areas that open up new renewable energy markets. This greatly strengthens the rural economy and enables technology transfer and new partnerships between the individual regions.