sustainable urban development

Reseachers in Ludwigsburg (Germany) have developed a district energy concept by combining the advantages of ambitious building concepts and refurbishment measures with energy efficient heat supply; a local heating network for two city districts- the existing district of Grünbühl and the Sonnenberg development area. The heat generation is realised by a combination of a brine-water heat pump and a combined heat and power plant. BINE project info 04/2015 explains the concept, presents the advantages and analyses general success factors for district energy concepts.  
Post date: 6 May 2015
Type: Publication

Successes and challenges for advancing the sustainability of cities in two key focus areas are highlighted in the Country-Level Snapshots report compiled and recently released by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN). The snapshots showcase waste-to-energy and demand-side management efforts in cities.
Post date: 17 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

Building Energy Efficiency in European Cities - URBACT (2013) This new URBACT report argues that for cities to play a central role in the reduction of CO2 emissions and the fight against climate change, they must seriously address the topic of Energy Efficiency in Buildings. In the report, the main challenges and opportunities regarding Energy Efficiency are highlighted, including the issues of fuel poverty and the opportunities of integrated urban strategies.Abstract
Post date: 4 Sep 2013
Type: Publication

Post date: 29 May 2013
Type: Publication

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Post date: 29 Aug 2012
Type: Event

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Post date: 28 Mar 2012
Type: News

URBACT has four missions:
Post date: 29 Nov 2011
Type: Link

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Post date: 6 Sep 2010
Type: Event