REMOURBAN is a five year, European funded project which involves many partners across Europe working together to achieve a sustainable urban regeneration model – energy, mobility and ICT are the three main strands to this groundbreaking project.
Who is involved?
Nottingham, Valladolid (Spain) and Eskisehir (Turkey) have been chosen as the three Smart Cities, and two further cities Seraing (Belgium) and Miskolc (Hungary) are follower cities.
Nottingham has been selected for this pioneering £5 million project due to its reputation as one of the greenest cities in the country.
Who are the local partners?
Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham City Council and us, Nottingham Energy Partnership are leading on this project – we are the organisations making things happen.
This project requires weekly conference calls with overseas partners. It is a learning curve for everyone involved and a great opportunity to be innovative to reach the smartest and most impactful solution.
Representatives from all cities meet up on a quarterly basis, with each city taking it
in turns to host.
What is the aim of Remourban?
Each smart city will create an urban regeneration model which can then be
replicated in different parts of the city and country.
What is Nottingham Energy Partnership’s role?
During 2016 and 2017, £3m of EU Smart City funding has helped Sneinton residents
be warmer and healthier, with reduced energy bills, and reduced carbon
emissions of the city as a whole. We are responsible for the retrofitting of 50 private
sector houses in Sneinton with solid wall insulation – in addition a selection of
these properties will also receive energy efficient LED lighting.
We are heavily involved in community engagement and the transport side too, in particular the last mile delivery aspect with WEGO.
What else is being delivered through Remourban?
- Treating over 400 social and private houses in the Windmill Lane area with insulation measures to make them warmer and to reduce energy bills (delivered under Greener Housing)
- Demonstrating an ultra-low energy standard on 9 houses (7 social, 2 private) so they will need almost no heating and exploring the replicability of this solution across the City
- Extending the district heating network to 94 dwellings, replacing their expensive and inefficient electric heating with a lower cost, low carbon alternative
- Piloting the concept of low temperature community heating which could allow Nottingham to roll out its low carbon heat from waste to many more domestic properties in the future, at a much lower cost to the City
- Introducing a delivery hub for parcels, with carbon neutral transport for the last mile, reducing air pollution in the area. Other low carbon transport options are under consideration
- Testing innovative procurement and finance solutions which would make ultra-low energy standards achievable for more homes, without reliance on grant funding