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STEP-UP

Strategies Towards Energy Performance and Urban Planning

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€3,749,593
Total costs
€4,692,275
Funding programme
FP7
1- Strategic sustainable planning and screening of city plans,

Description

The STEP-UP project brought together four European cities – Glasgow, Ghent, Gothenburg and Riga, along with research organisations and businesses – with the aim to improve the integration of energy and urban planning, to help cities enhance their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs), as developed under the European Commission’s Covenant of Mayors initiative, and to develop innovative projects at the intersection of the transport, energy and ICT sectors. STEP-UP took an integrated approach to energy planning, project design and implementation by addressing three themes together: energy and technology, economics, and organisation and stakeholders.

Fellow cities

Results

STEP-UP drew on the partner cities’ existing experience of integrated energy planning, building on this through learning and adapting experience from other cities and partners to create a coherent and easy-to-use model for energy planning. This model was adopted in multiple cities to deliver faster and greater impacts for Europe’s 2020 energy targets.

Documents

STEP-UP_Developing enhanced sustainable energy action plans - Guide for cities
STEP-UP_Developing sustainable energy projects - Guide for cities
STEP-UP_Energy and carbon masterplan - Sustainable Glasgow
STEP-UP_Gap and issue analysis for existing sustainable energy action plans
STEP-UP_List of common challenges and exploitable similarities around which innovative projects will be focused

Contact

Name
Richard Bellingham
Organisation
University of Strathclyde
Email
richard.bellingham@strath.ac.uk