Note: The PLEEC Project – Planning for Energy Efficient Cities
Mikael KULLMAN1, Javier CAMPILLO2, Erik DAHLQUIST2, Christian FERTNER4, Rudolf GIFFINGER3, Juliane GROSSE4, Niels Boje GROTH4, Gudrun HAINDLMAIER3, Annika KUNNASVIRTA5, Florian STROHMAYER3, Julia HASELBERGER6 1 Eskilstuna Strängnäs Energy & Environment, Stockholm, SWEDEN 2 Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering,Västerås, SWEDEN 3 Vienna University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning, Department of Spatial Planning, Vienna, AUSTRIA 4 University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Copenhagen, DENMARK 5 Turku University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Technology, Environment and Business, Turku, FINLAND 6 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Life Science, Hamburg, GERMANY E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract. Globally, more than 50% of all people are living in cities today. Enhancing sustainability and efficiency of urban energy systems is thus of high priority for global sustainable development. The European research project PLEEC (Planning for Energy Efficient Cities) focuses on technological, innovative, behavioural and structural capacities of European medium-sized cities in their transition towards Energy Smart Cities. The variation of strengths and weaknesses of cities’ capabilities as well as practices and tools for enhancing energy efficient performance of urban energy systems were at the centre of the project. This short note summarises its main findings.
K e y w o r d s: zero carbon cities, local energy, energy self-sufficiency, urban planning, sustainable development