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PLEEC

Planning for Energy Efficient Cities

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€3,827,064
Total costs
€4,490,717
Funding programme
FP7
1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,

Description

By connecting scientific excellence and innovative enterprises in the energy sector with ambitious and well-organised cities, the PLEEC project aimed to reduce energy use in Europe, contributing to the EU´s 20-20-20 targets. The project followed a place-based approach to enforce endogenous urban development by considering local conditions in six cities: Eskilstuna (Sweden), Tartu (Estonia), Turku (Finland), Jyväskylä (Finland), Santiago de Compostela (Spain) and Stoke-on-Trent (United Kingdom).

By supporting a forward-looking and evidence-based strategic planning approach, cities have identified their strengths and potentials Based on the city profiles, technological, structural and behavioural energy efficiency solutions have been elaborated for each PLEEC city, demonstrating that urban energy efficiency should be seen in the transition to a fully sustainable urban energy system. The Energy Efficiency Action Plans developed by the cities have integrated the individually best matching solutions into a strategic approach, guiding the cities on their way to become energy smart.

By connecting scientific excellence and innovative enterprises in the energy sector with ambitious and well-organised cities, the PLEEC project aimed to reduce energy use in Europe contributing to the EU´s 20-20-20 targets. Through the run of the project, the project consortium developed individual Energy Efficiency Action Plans for the six PLEEC cities on how to improve their energy efficiency in a strategic and holistic way considering their technological, structural and behavioural capabilities. In order to make this knowledge accessible to further European cities a model for energy efficiency and sustainable urban planning has been developed.

 

Map

Project demonstration sites

Fellow cities

Results

Within the PLEEC framework, five key fields of urban development have been identified: green buildings and land use, mobility and transport, technical infrastructure, production and consumption, and energy supply. Based on this, each city created an individual Energy Efficiency Action Plan (EEAP) on how to improve their energy efficiency in a strategic and holistic way, considering their technological, structural and behavioural capabilities.

Contact

Name
Mikael Kullman
Organisation
Eskilstuna Energy and Environment
Email
mikael.kullman@eem.se

Documents

PLEEC_ Thematic report on urban energy planning - buildings, industry, transport, energy generation
English
(7.92 MB - PDF)
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PLEEC_Booklet - Green thoughts, green futures
English
(3.67 MB - PDF)
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PLEEC_Case study reports on energy efficiency and behaviour
English
(8.32 MB - PDF)
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PLEEC_Collection of best available practices
English
(5.31 MB - PDF)
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PLEEC_Summary report on urban energy planning - potentials and barriers in six cities
English
(3.53 MB - PDF)
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Project data