District C: A Zero Carbon Commitment

District C is a NetZeroCities pilot project in Guimarães, funded by Horizon 2020, resulting from the European Union’s Mission for the 100 climate-neutral and smart cities by 2030. It aims to promote decarbonisation, with a strong involvement of citizens, by testing innovative solutions in different domains, such as energy, mobility, or waste.


 More details on: https://guimaraes2030.pt/


Every1 is a Horizon Europe project that aims to reinforce local ecosystems in the digitalisation of energy by among others developing a capacity building program contributing actively to market creation.


More details on: https://every1.energy/


DISTENDER is a Horizon Europe project developing actionable strategies for climate change mitigation and adaptation. The strategies will result from the integration of climate change adaptation and mitigation actions with participatory approaches bringing scientists, businesses, governments, policy makers and citizens together.
More details on: https://distender.eu/

Porto Energy Hub

Porto Energy Hub is a Horizon 2020 project designed to support a novel building renovation programme, in the north of Douro river region of Porto Metropolitan Area (Portugal), aiming to fight energy poverty by promoting buildings energy efficiency, renewable energy communities and mainstreaming new financial schemes.

More details on: https://portoenergyhub.pt/

Clean Energy for EU Islands

The Clean Energy Islands Secretariat is a European Commission one-stop-shop for Europe’s island communities transitioning to clean energies. It is built on the vision that in order to assure the best environment for change, and to benefit all members of the island communities, a balanced collaboration between public and private stakeholders is essential.

More details on: https://clean-energy-islands.ec.europa.eu/


Hub of circular cities boosting platform to foster investments for the valorisation of urban biowaste and wastewater (HOOP) is a Horizon 2020 project that provides technical assistance to a group of cities in order to unlock bio-based investments and deploy local bio-economies in European cities through a systemic and cross-cutting approach.

More details on: https://hoopproject.eu/

Smart Cities Marketplace

The Smart Cities Marketplace (former EIP-SCC) is the European Commission marketplace that brings together cities, industries, SMEs, investors, researchers and other smart city actors, to promote investment in the decarbonisation and smartness of cities.

More details on: https://smart-cities-marketplace.ec.europa.eu/


Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) is a joint agreement between the EIB and the European Commission which aims to address the limited access to adequate and affordable commercial financing for energy efficiency investments.

Banco BPI is the exclusive financial intermediary in Portugal, delivering Linha BPI/BEI Eficiência Energética, with 50 million euros loan in competitive conditions for energy efficiency projects.

More details on: www.eib.org/pf4ee

Condomínio Solar

Condomínio Solar (solar condominium) is an independent and specialised consultancy service on design and managing of renewable energy communities providing land scouting, licencing, acquisition and technical due diligence of PV power plants specialized services.

More details on: https://condominiosolar.pt

Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe

Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is an international initiative, supported by Horizon 2020, that promotes standardisation and best practices, in the way energy efficiency projects are developed, documented and measured to facilitate investments and enable project aggregation.

ICP gathers a set of tools, including Energy Performance Protocols on how to design energy efficiency project, reducing processual costs and time. By using these protocols, projects get certified with Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) facilitating the financing process.

More details on: http://europe.eeperformance.org