The GREENCITY project dimension was the entire city involving 53 public buildings and the local stakeholders in a perspective of a more integrated urban management.The recursive approach of the project was based on a continuous monitoring of performance indicators which guaranted a significant and optimal reduction of the energy consumption within the public buildings implementing the GREENCITY solution.
Moreover the users of these public buildings diffused for sure the good practices learnt within the framework of the project while transposing them – if possible –at home. The main objective of this project was to demonstrate that the implementation of an ICT platform in public buildings around numerous municipalities throughout two different EU countries can:
- Reduce energy consumption by up to 20% and thus reduce equivalent CO2 emissions by up to 10%.
- Increase the overall efficiency of the building in terms of electricity, water and gas consumption, further reducing equivalent CO2 emissions.
- Promote good practices.
- Increase the awareness of citizens to both environmental and economical solutions.
Actions and means involved
The LIFE+ GREENCITY project was based on a recursive approach with the following steps:
- Step 1: definition of the objectives.
- Step 2: implementation of an action plan.
- Step 3: measures and evaluation of the implemented action plan.
The 3rd step leads to the 1st step in a virtuous circle.
To achieve the objectives the Greencity project, beneficiaries needed to decide what specific activities will be undertaken, these activities are listed below. The activities in turn have generated results. Results occured at three levels:
- Impact: Long-term societal level change. Change that will contribute to the development goal.
- Outcomes: Medium-term change. Change that will achieve the project objectives, if the project objectives are achieved –it will contribute to the development goal of the Greencity.
- Output: Immediate results of activities completed which generates outcomes.