EBC Annex 63
Implementation of Energy Strategies in Communities
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Status: Ongoing (2013 - 2017)

Operating Agent

Helmut Strasser
SIR - Salzburger Institut für Raumordnung und Wohnen
Schillerstrasse 25
A-5020 Salzburg
Tel: +43 662 623455 - 26

Website: www.annex63.org


The outcomes from previously completed projects on energy optimization at a community scale showed that the transformation of approaches suitable for buildings to communities needs more than simply an up-scaling of individual building solutions. This newly approved project will therefore focus on development of standards for implementation of optimized energy strategies at the scale of communities. The project objectives will be:

  • Development of a methodology for the effective translation of a city´s energy / CO2 reduction goals to the community scale
  • Optimization of policy instruments for the integration of energy / CO2 reduction goals into ordinary urban planning,
  • Development of new techniques for stakeholder cooperation along with holistic business models, and
  • Creation of methods for the monitoring and evaluation of both energy-related criteria, as well as the effectiveness of policy instruments.

The target audiences will primarily be government and urban decision makers and urban planning departments.


Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA