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Projects "Building the city of tomorrow – combating climate change and assuming global responsibility"

Below are some examples of projects that are part of the "Building the city of tomorrow – combating climate change and assuming global responsibility" initiative.

Zero Emission Parks

As part of the project, a zero emission concept has been devised and realized together with local players. Here, experiments were made to see how commercial and industrial estates can be sustainably developed by reducing CO2 emissions and thus counteracting global warming. At pilot test sites in Bottrop, Bremen and Kaiserslautern the key idea was adapted to the respective project locations, with the overall goal of reducing emissions by 40 percent by 2013.

Energy-appropriate urban planning – opportunities for existing buildings thanks to energy-innovative new zones, Munich

In order to implement the urban guidelines on "energy- appropriate urban planning" plans for the new Freiham residential estate will include renewing the existing buildings in neighbouring Neuaubing. By means of an energy-appropriate strategy plan, high urban design standards, energy-efficient building and the provision of energy from renewable sources will be linked to a concept for renewal in order to include inhabitants in the existing housing estate in socially just energy modernization.

Social City goes mobile – Greifswald innovative mobility station

Environmental protection and lowering CO2 emissions, rising oil prices, and changing life styles and mobility needs will in future all decisively influence traffic in cities. For the central Greifswald downtown and Fleischervorstadt districts a local, integrated mobility concept is being developed that will reflect citizens’ requirements and the acceptance of new services just as it does current user patterns. To this end, mobility stations will be "positioned" in the respective district in consultation with the citizens, whereby each station networks various transport services in the respective locality.

Energiekultour – Energy Agency

This project is designed to promote the development and intensification of the Speyer-Neustadt/Southern Palatinate Energy Agency by attracting new network partners in order to implement further good practice projects in the fields of energy efficiency and renewable energy in the region.

Baumholder – Energy Town 2020

The "Baumholder – Energy Town 2020" project is designed to develop and implement, for the first time in Rhineland-Palatinate, a comprehensive energy strategy for the urban area, based on energy conservation, efficiency enhancement and renewable energy.

Integrated energy and resource management

The district town of Altötting intends to exploit the significant development opportunities arising from climate change mitigation and resource efficiency for the benefit of private households, local business and trade, and for the local authority itself. In addition to the establishment of a network office, the project focuses on setting up an internet-based communication platform.

The Hohenzollern Höfe play their part in tackling climate change. Everyone benefits from energy awareness.

This project is designed to involve various target groups in the process of modernizing buildings and designing groundplans and of reconciling the requirements of heritage conservation with measures to improve the energy efficiency of buildings.

Living in the Veielbrunnen neighbourhood – low energy as a location factor

This project will involve the development of a forward-looking energy strategy for a new urban neighbourhood in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. The strategy is to ensure that as much energy as possible is provided from renewable sources, such as solar thermal energy, geothermal power or waste water heat recovery.

Zero Emission Park – a cross-state project for the development of sustainable business parks in Germany

The aim of the "Zero Emission Park" project is to demonstrate how the sustainable development of business parks and industrial estates can be achieved by reducing CO2 emissions, thereby helping to tackle climate change.

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