passive building

Project: LC Districts – towards low carbon city districts through the improvement of regional policies

The overall objective of the LC Districts research project is to improve regional development policies and programmes in the areas of building renovation and construction of energy-efficient buildings, creation and renovation of district heating, and other urban renovation actions, in order to facilitate the transition to low-carbon districts/municipalities.

Project information

Project manager at Linnaeus University
Jimmy Johansson
Other project members
Elaheh Jalilzadehazhari
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University; Navarra Government, Spain (coordinator); Navarra de Suelo y Vivienda, Nasuvinsa, Spain; Marche Region, Italy; Energy Agency of the Zlín Region, Czech Republic; North-West Croatia Regional Energy Agency, Croatia; University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
European regional development fund (ERDF) – Interreg Europe
1 Aug 2019–31 July 2022
Forestry and wood technology (Department of forestry and wood technology, Faculty of technology)

logotypes for LC Districts and the EU

Final seminar

The LC Districts project is pleased to invite you to its final event “Transforming the Built Environment of our Cities”. This seminar will take place in Brussels on 11 October 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 am and will also be broadcasted digitally. More information about the seminar and how to register to participate (pdf file).


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More about the project

The building sector accounts for over one third of the final energy consumption globally, being also an important source of CO2 emissions. This makes the industry the largest energy consuming sector.

Energy performance can be drastically improved through different measures. However, measures should be implemented in a coordinated and holistic way, taking into account all aspects involved in the achievement of the low-carbon economy, in order for them to go hand in hand with sustainable development strategies at the overall municipality/district.

The main outputs expected from the LC Districts project at the policy level are the following:

  • LC Districts Method Guide
  • Regional diagnosis reports of the strategies and policies for low carbon districts and municipalities of five EU regions
  • LC Districts Good Practice Guide
  • LC Districts Policy Road Map
  • Regional Policy Briefs for five EU regions
  • Regional Action Plans

The project is part of the research in the Forestry and Wood field of research.