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 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 Financier European regional development fund (ERDF) – Interreg Europe Timetable 1 Aug 2019–31 July 2022 Subject Forestry and wood technology (Department of forestry and wood technology, Faculty of technology) Website Interregeurope.eu/lcdistricts
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