case studies list for climate

  •  environment

Lahti Energy Choice: supporting citizens’ choices for more energy efficient buildings

The project ‘Energy Choice’, was launched by the city of Lahti in 2016 to encourage citizens to renovate their properties through providing information on the potential financial and CO2 savings as a result of adopting energy-efficient solutions.

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case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  environment

Mur|Mur : Retrofitting private buildings to reduce energy consumption

Mur|Mur is a major private housing renovation scheme developed by Grenoble Metropole. The first campaign aimed at reducing energy consumption through the retrofitting of condominiums built between 1945 and 1975. 4,467 dwellings in 84 condominiums were renovated, and in total 173 condominiums benefited from tailored support because of Mur|Mur from 2010 to 2014. The renovations resulted in 5,200 tonnes of saved CO2 emissions, which translates to savings of €135-250 per year.

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case study date : 11-05-2020

  •  environment

Dresden, a heat resilient city

HeatResilientCity in Dresden uses a living lab to bring the city, experts, and residents together to develop a better understanding of climate adaptation issues related to extreme temperatures, and to codesign solutions to these issues.

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case study date : 22-01-2020

  •  environment

Dublin, think energy

Think Energy encourages energy efficiency by working on two linked fronts: To provide information so people can make intelligent choices about energy use, and to change the culture around energy saving. This case study deals with a one-year campaign in Dublin’s civic offices and a permanent measure of equipping public libraries with ‘energy savings kits.'

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case study date : 22-01-2020

  •  environment

Energy efficiency interventions for public buildings and lighting systems in Turin

The municipality has undertaken a fruitful collaboration with the University Politecnico of Turin to collect data on energy consumption and costs for the city building stock, with the aim of making more efficient technical and policy decisions. Renovation of public buildings and substitution of public lighting bulbs with LEDs are among the first actions implemented.

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case study date : 14-03-2019

  •  environment

Green the roofs of Bonn

The city of Bonn is supporting the development of green roofs with fiscal incentives. Green roofs have lower water outflows than sealed surfaces and have climate adaptation effects.

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case study date : 07-01-2019

  •  environment

The banks of the Haute Deûle, an eco-district along the waterway in Lille

The city of Lille turned the river Deûle into the essential element in the redevelopment of an old 25-hectare industrial site, recognising its social and environmental benefits as well as its key role with respect to climate change adaptation.

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case study date : 07-01-2019

  •  environment

Warsaw towards the ‘green metropolis’ through multiple public transport investments

The city undergoes a complete transformation of its public transport system to counteract the high levels of individual transport and consequent air pollution.

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case study date : 07-01-2019

  •  environment

Antwerp's 'Greentool' to measure the environmental and ecological benefits of green areas

Among many other co-benefits, blue-green infrastructures help cities become more resilient to climate change. Antwerp’s ‘Greentool‘ allows urban planners to explore green potential to improve the living environment (heat stress, air quality, etc.) in a specific area or neighbourhood.

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case study date : 24-08-2018

  •  environment

Berlin's innovative wastewater heat recovery for the swimming pool on Sachsendamm

In the framework of the climate protection agreement with the Berlin Senate, the municipal water company, Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB – Berlin water company), was searching for innovative renewable energy sources. Through the installation of a heat pump, they now recover heat from the city’s wastewater systems and use it for a local swimming pool.

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case study date : 24-08-2018