No. 26 (2023): Transizione Energetica
Research and Experimentation

Renewable Energy Community: an eco-social urban regeneration opportunity for PH districts

Valeria D'Ambrosio
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
Alessandro Sgobbo
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Published 2023-10-31


  • Renewable Energy Communities,
  • Energy transition,
  • Sustainability,
  • Urban regeneration,
  • Public Housing (PH) districts

How to Cite

D’Ambrosio, V., & Sgobbo, A. (2023). Renewable Energy Community: an eco-social urban regeneration opportunity for PH districts. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (26), 184–194.


The paper presents the intermediate results of the design experimentation of a Public Housing development in which the Renewable Energy Community model is an opportunity for energy transition but also for the needs of social inclusion and collaboration, which characterise the complex conditions of contemporary housing. Demonstrating the transcalar and multifunctional effectiveness of RECs incentivises their implementation, especially when a complex demanding framework is confronted with limitedly available resources. Hence, through a systemic approach, simulative methods and impact indicators, the extent of the contribution offered by the REC model was verified not only in terms of decarbonisation and climate neutrality but as an opportunity for eco-social regeneration.


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