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Assessing Multiple Benefits of Housing Regeneration and Smart City Development: The European Project SINFONIA

Eurac Research, Institute for Renewable Energy, Viale Druso 1, 39100 Bolzano, Italy
Sustainability 2020, 12(19), 8038; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12198038
Received: 3 September 2020 / Revised: 22 September 2020 / Accepted: 23 September 2020 / Published: 29 September 2020
The urban energy transition towards more sustainable energy production and consumption systems is at the top of the European Union political agenda. Several demonstration projects are dealing with the deep-energy retrofit of real-estate assets to show how technological and societal innovation can provide new investment opportunities while enhancing citizens’ quality of life by delivering multiple benefits. In this framework, the EU smart city project SINFONIA has developed and tested a new comprehensive framework to define, identify, and evaluate the main multiple benefits expected from similar initiatives. The present contribution reviews the three assessment exercises carried out in the lighthouse city of Bolzano during the project execution, consisting of an investigation of the users’ stated preferences, an evaluation of consumers‘ revealed preferences and a multicriteria analysis of homeowners’ priorities. It offers an overview of the main achievements and sheds light on further investigatory paths applicable to Positive Energy Districts assessment. View Full-Text
Keywords: real estate evaluation; smart energy transition; spatial hedonic price method (SHPM); choice experiment (CE); analytic hierarchy process (AHP) real estate evaluation; smart energy transition; spatial hedonic price method (SHPM); choice experiment (CE); analytic hierarchy process (AHP)
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Bisello, A. Assessing Multiple Benefits of Housing Regeneration and Smart City Development: The European Project SINFONIA. Sustainability 2020, 12, 8038.

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