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Sustainable Districts and Built Environment

Description

The main challenge in ‘Sustainable Districts and Built Environment’ is to reduce energy useenvironmental impact and carbon footprint, entail competitive industries for jobs and growth and at the same time ensure societal and social development and the well-being of citizens. The investment needed to improve energy efficiency, generate low carbon energy, modernize infrastructure and create high quality living environments is enormous. At the same time, cities have limited access to planned financial resources for systemic change, which requires the activation of private capital combined with public investment.

Currently our existing building stock plays a major role in energy consumption (40% of EU final energy demand). This stresses the need for affordable and sustainable retrofit solutions at a large scale. However, since buildings last several decades, it is essential to find energy efficient, low carbon solutions for new buildings and districts as well. The major challenge in this area is the scaling up of (new) solutions and materials.

Recognizing every city has its different surroundings, it is essential to combine requirements:

  • To give stakeholders (industry, cities, operators...) tools needed to take appropriate systemic or individual decisions and facilitate scaling up solutions by enabling industries to provide solutions that are fit for purpose and at the same time come with reasonable pricing and quality.
     
  • To provide the large scale launching ground needed for new concepts to test and unleash the market and to test and implement new financial products and models.

The starting point of the actions is the building itself and the focus on using, combining and implementing on-the-market and near-to-market solutions. Not on reinventing the wheel, but cleverly combining and fine-tuning what is available to make it applicable at a large scale for existing as well as new buildings and districts. The focus however does not stop at the building – rather it addresses ‘place-making’ with people, in communities within cities.

Our ongoing initiatives

  • Positive Energy Blocks
  • Deep Retrofitting

Clear collaboration across the other Action Clusters both vertical and horizontal is vital for sustained success.

Get in contact with the Sustainable Districts and Built Environment Action Cluster at sustainabledistricts@eu-smartcities.eu.

Deep Retrofitting

Action cluster

Sustainable Districts and Built Environment

Active Members

18

Live documents

4

Documents

The Roadmap for the Market Place of the EIP-SCC
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(1.93 MB - PDF)
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Analysing the potential for wide scale roll out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions
English
(9.57 MB - PDF)
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80 Best Practices - Analysing the potential for wide scale roll out of integrated Smart Cities and Communities solutions
English
(9.17 MB - PDF)
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Positive Energy Blocks for Small and Medium Sized Cities
English
(3.8 MB - PDF)
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Action Cluster Meeting - Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
English
(5.62 MB - PDF)
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Action Cluster Meeting Sustainable Districts and Built Environment
English
(5.62 MB - PDF)
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EIP SMART CITIES AND COMMUNITIES ACTION CLUSTERS: SUSTAINABLE DISTRICT DIRECTION PROJECT EXPERIENCES
English
(4.88 MB - PDF)
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HIKARI, a mix‐use positive energy block
English
(1.4 MB - PDF)
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Finland case
English
(759.75 KB - PDF)
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THE EXPERIENCE OF THE SUSTAINABLE HOUSE PATIO 2.12
English
(2.32 MB - PDF)
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POSITIVE ENERGY BLOCKS IN THE FRENCH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES
English
(695.75 KB - PDF)
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Sustainable District & Built Environment Workshop
English
(2.25 MB - PDF)
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Energetic requalification of existing real estate properties
English
(877.55 KB - PDF)
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Sustainable management of water in urban areas
English
(3.55 MB - PDF)
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SCC01 - Smarter Together experience
English
(2.25 MB - PDF)
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Finland Experience
English
(759.75 KB - PDF)
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AC SDBE 2016 meeting introduction
English
(5.62 MB - PDF)
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Direction project experiences (PEB)
English
(4.88 MB - PDF)
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Direction Project Experiences (DR)
English
(4.88 MB - PDF)
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Financing Innovation (PEB)
English
(3.33 MB - PDF)
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Positive Energy Blocks for Small and Medium Sized Cities (PEB)
English
(3.8 MB - PDF)
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KPIs and Standardisation (Presentation by the Smart Cities Information System team at the AC Meetings Workshop - 20 June 2017)
English
(643.78 KB - PPTX)
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Positive Energy Blocks Infographic
English
(728.71 KB - PDF)
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AC Meeting Agenda - June 2017
English
(146.64 KB - PDF)
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Plenary Session - AC Pitches | Paul Cartuyvels SDBE Presentation | AC Meeting June 2017
English
(1.39 MB - PDF)
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SDBE | Garcia - EeB success stories | AC Meeting June 2017
English
(4.88 MB - PDF)
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SDBE Workshop | Vignali - Smarter Together | AC Meeting June 2017
English
(2.25 MB - PDF)
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Horizon 2020 Work Programme for R&I 2018-2020
English
(1.87 MB - PDF)
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Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy System
English
(2.99 MB - PPTX)
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Call for H2020 Lighthouse Projects - Smart Cities and Communities 2018
English
(559.72 KB - PDF)
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EIP GA Brfast Capture_T9 e T11.compressed.pdf
English
(1.06 MB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2017 | Full Report (excluding Breakfast Sessions)
English
(683.12 KB - PDF)
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EIP-SCC Brochure
English
(8.01 MB - PDF)
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Smart finance to boost healthy, comfortable and accessible buildings
English
(602.98 KB - PDF)
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General Assembly 2018 Report
English
(2 MB - PDF)
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Draft Agenda Sustainable Districts and Built Environment Action Cluster Meeting
English
(750.83 KB - PDF)
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Agenda Sustainable Districts and Built Environment Action Cluster Meeting at European Week of Regions and Cities
English
(734.94 KB - PDF)
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DHC Hand-in-hand with Building Development
English
(3.81 MB - PDF)
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Sustainable Districts and Built Environment Action Cluster Meeting at European Week of Regions and Cities
English
(464.19 KB - PDF)
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Briefing Slides for the Action Cluster Initiatives Workshop - 25 Sept 2019
English
(1.71 MB - PDF)
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10 Recommendations to Help Policymakers Implement Car Sharing in Europe
English
(518.37 KB - PDF)
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Management

Paul Cartuyvels
Chair
Jens Bartholmes
Co-Chair