Read on for a lightly edited extract from BwB’s original blog post exploring how to reduce net energy consumption in the built environment, which contributes 30-40 per cent to a city’s total CO2 emissions.
About Healthy, Clean Cities
Cities across Europe are working to accelerate their transition towards carbon neutrality and climate resilience – using joined–up systems innovation as a key tool.
Cities face an enormous challenge in becoming resilient, healthy places to live while reaching net-zero-emissions in just a few short years. Working with ambitious mayors, municipalities and city communities in Europe to design portfolios of joined-up innovations means they are capable of unlocking wholesale transformation across all city systems – from mobility to waste, from energy to health, and the built environment.
Our first cohort of partners includes the cities of Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Kraków, Križevci, Leuven, Madrid, Malmö, Maribor, Milan, Niš, Orléans, Sarajevo, Skopje and Vienna.
Our work is informed by more than 10 years of experience in urban sustainability gathered through EIT Climate-KIC‘s large-scale programmes and flagship initiatives, notably Smart, Sustainable Districts (SSD), City Finance Lab, and Building Technology Accelerator (BTA). Furthermore, EIT Climate-KIC brings the interdisciplinary professional expertise of the Cities team, including our design partners Bankers without Boundaries, Dark Matter Labs, The Democratic Society, the Global Covenant of Mayors and Material Economics.
Find out more about our work in the stories below. If you are interested in becoming a challenge owner, partner or funder, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org