dissemination of Sustainable Urban Housing initiatives and good examples etc.
The network will disseminate knowledge and experiences regarding sustainable urban housing technologies in order to:
- stimulate market development
- help speed up innovation
To reach full market effect for the solutions provided for efficient urban
housing regarding energy, resources, spatial planning, integration of renewables
into buildings, etc. there is an urgent need to disseminate latest best
available technologies and provide inspiration and information to all
stakeholders of the market, including architects, city officials, engineers,
building owners, tenants, etc.
The experience from the 11 demonstration projects in the European Green Cities project, as well as the demonstration projects under the Green Housing Block and Green Solar Region are selected as the first projects to be disseminated through the EGCN homepage.
Descriptions of the projects are located under the menu “demo projects for inspiration”. All projects aim to start an urban ecology management process as part of the European Green Cities cooperation.
- Network secretariat
Optimising dissemination of new developed technologies and experiences within European sustainable housing projects.
- Green Build Tools
Tools for monitoring and evaluating cities and specific urban districts regarding progress in sustainable housing direction.
- Training courses
Training regarding sustainable urban energy management for key actors in the housing sector.
- Sustainable urban housing conferences
Focusing on new technologies and latest innovative progress within each of following themes:
- Building integrated solar energy technologies and energy efficient glazing.
- Healthy, eco-efficient building materials and ventilation systems.
- Renewable and integrated energy supply for heating/cooling at building/district level.
Experience from the following demonstration projects and networks will be
disseminated through the EGCN:
European Green Cities (EGC)
Green Solar Regions (GSR)
Green Housing Block (GHB)
Green City Building
Green Solar Cities
European Housing Ecology Network (EHEN)
Practical Recommendations for Sustainable Construction (PRESCO)