The Cuatro de Marzo district, Valladolid, Spain

A project within R2CITIES.


A complete retrofitting based on façade improvements, ICTs and renewable energy systems will be implemented in the Cuatro de Marzo district, the demo site chosen for the R2CITIES project.

The district "Cuatro de Marzo" is located in the south part of the Valladolid urban area. It was projected in 1955 as a residential area at the end of the main boulevard in the city of Valladolid. All the buildings were built between 1955 and 1960. In those days this district was a suburb, but today it is right in the commercial city center. And it is demarcated between Pisuerga River and Paseo Zorrilla Avenue.

Currently, the district "Cuatro de Marzo" is a compact residential area of dwellings of medium-poor constructive quality in a progressive ageing. The whole real estate consists of 1.941 dwellings, distributed in a total of 190 buildings. The district is also characterized by a high population density (200 inh./Ha.) and high construction density (100 DU/Ha26.)

The Cuatro de Marzo district has common problems directly related with heating losses, discomfort and very high energy consumption. The foreseen energy efficiency measures will be focused to reduce thermal consumption (insulation and shadings improvements and ICTs implementation), to reduce electrical consumption (occupancy sensor in common areas, more efficient lighting equipment and detailed billing), and also to reduce CO2 emissions by means of renewable energy systems as solar PV and solar thermal.

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Updated: 2016-05-25

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