District of the Future
Corby is a ‘Demonstrator Location’ in this European project
District of the Future supports the main goals of the European Commission’s (EC) research and innovation policy: making Europe a better place to live and work, improving Europe’s competitiveness, growth and job creation
Corby has joined the project as a demonstrator location as Electric Corby has secured this funding for the town with the CIC and the EU invest nearly £500,000 in Corby as part of the £5m project over the next three years.
Corby is one of three demonstrator locations with Sabadell in Spain and Orleans in France, who are part of a consortium of eleven partners across Europe working to achieve a 30-40% reduction of greenhouse gases and energy consumption. The project being led by global telecommunications giant Telefonica,
Electric Corby will be contributing energy and use case analysis of their low carbon homes being built at Priors Hall Park, as well as from other Corby sites, including Oakley Vale Primary School which contains a biomass boiler and PV, the Corby Business Academy and the Corby Enterprise Centre.
Joe Dickinson, Electric Corby Co-Founder said “This is fantastic recognition for Electric Corby and the town. It shows how far we have come, being selected as the UK’s single representative for this important pan European Project and being seen alongside major European cities such as Sabadell and Orleans. This project will help our learning for future energy efficient development, be the start of more collaborative European Projects in Corby and most importantly help our promotion of the town.”
Nick Bolton, Electric Corby Co-Founder added, “Our new Zero Energy Bill Homes that were critical in our selection can now be viewed at Priors Hall Park as they near completion. Moreover we still have some left available to buy, but they are proving very popular so if interested please contact the Priors Hall Future Centre on 01536 214214”
District of the Future is a 3 year FP7 project for the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation within the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. For more information please visit the official website.
District of the Future General Assembly (Nov 14) – Source – BBC News – © 2014 BBC