Project details



Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhoods

Start date: 01.01.2020

Duration: 54 months

Coordinator: NTNU

Budget: 7.43 M€


The syn.ikia innovation project within the EU Horizon 2020 framework involves 13 partners from six countries and aims to enable the development of sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods in different climates, contexts and markets in Europe.

Over the course of the project, four real-life plus-energy demo neighbourhood projects tailored to four different climatic zones will be developed, analysed, optimized and monitored, demonstrating the functionality of the plus-energy neighbourhood concept for the rest of Europe.

Our mission is to increase the proportion of sustainable neighbourhoods  with surplus renewable energy in different contexts,  climates and markets in Europe. The project aims at achieving:

  • more than 100% energy savings
  • 90% renewable energy generation triggered
  • 100% GHG emission reduction
  • 10% life cycle costs reduction

compared to the 2020 nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEB).

List of achievements

The project publications are available at


Contact person: Niki Gaitani
Address: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway