Italy

 

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Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO)
Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
IT – 10129 Torino
www.polito.it

Politecnico di torino is a leading public research university founded 150 years ago and dedicated to theoretical & applied research. 170,000 teaching hours per year; 26,000 students with 115 courses. POLITO has a strong reputation in research and education on sustainable technologies and renewable energies.The Department of Energy is the leading structure in the field of energy and sustainable development. The main goal is to improve the existing technologies in the energy sector, to promote the innovation and to contribute to the rational and aware use of energy resources.
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Iren Energia S.p.A.
corso Svizzera, 95
IT – 10143 Torino
www.irenenergia.it

Iren Group is made up of the industrial holding company Iren S.p.A. and five fully controlled business companies, operating in their specific sectors both directly and through companies that they control or in which they are shareholder.Iren Energia’s core business is the production and distribution of electricity and the production and distribution of thermal energy for district heating. In addition, due to its expertise in the field of technological services, facility management, energy planning and consultancy are additional Iren Energia core activities.
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Sinergie Consortium Limited Company
Via Martiri di Cervarolo 74/10
IT – 42122 Reggio Emilia

Sinergie is a global not-for-profit company, founded in December 2001 as a result of an agreement between a group of companies operating in different sectors. The company’s main objective is to promote initiatives regarding the advancement and development of knowledge, skills in the field of advanced technology, innovative training and scientific research.SINERGIE Consortium Limited Company (Sinergie)
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Municipality of Reggio Emilia
Galleria Santa Maria 1
IT – 42100 Reggio Emilia

Placed in the very heart of Emilia-Romagna Region, Reggio Emilia is a municipality with more than 170,000 people living on 231,56 square metres. Since 1990, Reggio experienced a demographic increase among the highest in Europe, due to a massive migration phenomenon. As of 31/12/2012, more than 18% (31,797) of its citizens are foreigners or of foreign origins, proceeding from East Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America.The city has dramatically changed over the last fifteen years, both demographically and economically. The arrival of several migrants searching for a job, initially incorporated into the local economy, has strongly impacted on social structures and the quality of relationships, as well as on social cohesion. The effect is particularly patent inside apartment houses situated in those urban areas where the economic crisis and different life-styles bring about non-virtuous behaviours in energy consumption.Municipality of Reggio Emilia (Reggio Emilia)