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Sinloc for the recovery of the former Capraia isola prison zone

September 27, 2019
Sinloc, appointed by the Municipality of Capraia Isola and in a temporary joint venture with Studio Fabbro Architetti and ArchLandStudio, is carrying out the feasibility study of the landscape design “zona ex Carcere Capraia Isola” called Aghiale. The former agricultural penal colony, established in the 19th century and active until the middle of the 1980s, is today a perfectly structured hilly area, of rare beauty and emblematic of both the problems and the potential of small isolated communities. The challenge for Sinloc at Aghiale consists in combining environmental quality with the possibility of building up sustainable activities. Starting from analysis of the environmental, natural and man-made resources, the Sinloc team is involved in identifying the territory’s fragilities and vulnerabilities and evaluating the potential use of landscape resources with regard to demands, also cultural, and to social expectations. The project envisages a path or regeneration that will consist of a series of initiatives functional to the stabilization and growth of the community, involved in the process under way as primary custodian of the territory. The activities foreseen include the recovery of terracing and of agro-pastoral activities, starting touristic deseasonalisation and scientific, study and cultural procedures, with the goal of obtaining the best possible balance of environmental, social and economic management of the territory.
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The PadovaFIT Expanded Project for residential energy efficiency begins

September 19, 2019
The operational phase of the PadovaFIT Expanded project begins.  In collaboration with the Municipality of Padua, this project aims at activating a Local One-stop Shop to guide citizens in the realization of energy upgrade measures in private homes, which contribute for around 40% to total CO2 emissions. The project is configured as a virtuous example in the definition of organizational and economic models for the energy upgrade of private buildings, aiming at obtaining a saving of around 700 tons per year of Co2 emissions. PadovaFIT Expanded, although not directly financing the energy renewal operations, aims to promote the energy transition process in a residential context, operating on two fronts; on one hand, by aggregating demand (the owners) and supply (the construction sector and the suppliers) in a single meeting point; on the other, by providing citizens with information, technical, contractual and financial tools, with the objective of increasing their awareness and trust of the solutions and services present on the market. Sinloc has followed this project since its first phase of ideation and presentation to the European Commission within the context of the Horizon Program 2020. In the implementation phase, Sinloc’s role is that of identifying solutions of Smart Finance for Smart Building to accelerate the realization of the interventions and reach the minimum objectives in terms of energy efficiency. The intervention will start within the Municipality of Padua, and then be extended to the whole metropolitan area of Padua and replicated in other two “follower” cities, Timisoara (Romania) and Plovdiv (Bulgaria).
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The Elena European project for energy efficiency turns ten

July 19, 2019
ELENA, the European project for enhancing energy efficiency, turns ten. Together with the European Central Bank, Sinloc has accompanied it on most of this journey. In fact, since 2012 , with the role of Advisor for technical assistance to Local Authorities, Sinloc has been involved in five ELENA projects: the Milan Covenant of Mayors (Lombardy), Chieti Towards 2020 (Abruzzo) and 3L (Veneto) projects, which have been concluded, while the FABER (Province of Bergamo) and AMICA-E (Province of Venice) projects are still under way. The projects have focused on carrying out energy efficiency interventions by means of Energy Performance Contracts (EPC), with guarantee of outcome and of sharing of benefits for the Public Administration. In total, they will initiate around 230 million Euros of investments in Public-Private Partnerships for the energy efficiency of more than 1,000 public buildings and more than 150,000 public lighting systems, for the benefit of more than 350 Local Authorities involved. In the latest tendering procedures awarded, the average energy saving obtained is of 40% for public buildings and 80% for public lighting systems.
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Social impact assessment with the Carisbo Foundation. The fair play case!

July 19, 2019
Sinloc was chosen by the Carisbo Foundation to test the introduction of elements of assessment of the results in its Fair_Play call for tenders, aimed at promoting the practice of sports and physical education, seen also as opportunities for education and for psychological and physical well-being, by means of interventions aimed at the improvement of sport facilities. The work is carried out in partnership with Fondazione Zancan, with which an important supply system on the subject of result and impact assessment, characterized by a wide array of methods and tools, was developed. Measurement of the benefits created allows each organization to make aware choices and represents an element of transparency: the shared path with the Carisbo Foundation involves identifying relevant dimensions and guiding organizations receiving contributions towards the ability to valorise their actions from both an economic and a social point of view.
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Sinloc for the redevelopment of the port of Olbia

July 4, 2019
The Mare di Sardegna Port Authority published the call for expression of interest in the market to submit project financing proposals, set out with the support of Sinloc. Its purpose is to attract one or more public-private partnership project proposals for the redevelopment and management of the Marine Station and of the harbour areas of the port of Olbia Isola Bianca, realizing a port terminal tailored to the passenger with services in line with the most modern international standards. As the President of the Authority, Professor Massimo Deiana, comments, “the call for tenders is the result of long and careful work to which the whole structure of the Adsp has contributed, in collaboration with the Advisor Sinloc S.p.A., implementing competences pertaining to the legal, administrative, economic, statistical and engineering areas, to analysis of services, technologies, port activities and security. The work carried out has provided, through complex investigation, an in-depth picture of the initial situation and detailed analysis of the needs of the Port on a 20-year projection. As from today, we shall attract the attention of the main world operators, from North to South, from the United States to China, to the Olbia port terminal”. According to Assoporti statistics, in 2018 the port of Olbia confirmed its status as number one Italian passenger port, with more than 2.7 million ferry passengers. Furthermore, in 2018 110,500 cruise ship passengers passed through, as well as more than 5 million tons of goods. Information and updates are available on the dedicated page of the Authority website: http://www.adspmaredisardegna.it/amm-trasparente/7704-2/
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3L PROJECT, energy savings which is at the cutting edge in Europe, closes with success

April 26, 2019
Project 3L (Less energy, Less cost, Less impact) has closed, to pass to the implementation phase, wholly dedicated to the subject of energy saving. This is announced by the principal, the Province of Padua, and the advisors: Sinloc Spa, the international Law firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners and Cooprogetti. The province also acted as coordinator of the provinces and of the municipalities of Padua, Rovigo and Belluno. The project has been defined a reference model and, as such, has received the acclaim of the European Commission and of the European energy authorities. It is capable of showing definitive data of great relevance, starting from average energy saving of around 40% for public buildings and 70% for lighting. The project, in fact, focused on the sectors of energy efficiency for public buildings, public lighting and district heating. Furthermore, thanks to the intervention of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova, it has obtained support from the Elena Fund of the European Investment Bank for roughly 2 million Euros and has generated investments for 72 million, involving around 60 Municipalities of the provinces of Padua, Rovigo and Belluno. Energy efficiency is a theme of fundamental importance for Local Bodies, from here the relevance of the 3L Project, which shall lead to increasing the energy efficiency of 330 public buildings and 37,000 lighting points, corresponding to potential savings of around 5 million per year and lower atmospheric emissions, equivalent to 11,000 tons of carbon dioxide.
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