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

Living Lab for the design and activation of energy communities in the inner areas

Consuelo Nava
Dipartimento di Architettura e Territorio, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria
Giuseppe Mangano
Dipartimento di Architettura e Territorio, Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria

Published 2023-10-31


  • Decarbonisation,
  • Energy Communities,
  • Co-Design,
  • Emerging Technologies,
  • Living Lab

How to Cite

Nava, C., & Mangano, G. (2023). Living Lab for the design and activation of energy communities in the inner areas. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (26), 120–130.


In order to accelerate the “green and digital” transition and the achievement of carbon neutrality objectives, the EU has launched a profound transformation of the global energy system in the regions of member countries. In this context, the research project, which addresses the reduction in impacts from climate change through mitigation and adaptation processes and strategies, has the objective of activating a demonstration (Living Lab) in the SNAI pilot area “Grecanica” (RC). It envisages developing and transfering advanced sustainable technologies for “energy self-production of communities”, with processes enabled by technologies belonging to advanced systems for customised production and distributed generation from renewable sources, smart grids and digital flow management.


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