About Staccato

STACCATO stands for Sustainable Technologies And Combined Community Approaches Take Off. With the Staccato project three European capital districts Amsterdam-Noord (Amsterdam), Óbuda (Budapest) en Oborishte (Sofia), demonstrate sustainable energy concepts in representative existing residential areas. The urban areas all face technical arrears and a lack of social cohesion.

These large-scale demonstration sites in combination with research and development aimed at innovative and reproducible renovation concepts and approaches, serve the purpose to accelerate the transition to a sustainable energy supply in existing housing areas in Western and Eastern Europe.

Redevelopment is a unique opportunity to implement energy efficiency measures and sustainable energy sources. The three city districts jointed in Staccato will integrate large solar thermal systems in their energy supply. The heat distribution based energy infrastructure will be modernised and the building envelopes will be improved drastically resulting in healthy indoor climates and low energy bills.

The Staccato project started on 8 November 2007 and is an example for other renovation projects in Europe. Staccato is carried out under the European Concerto initiative.

Staccato is a project of the concerto initiative co-funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme