Torben Dahl, Winnie Friis Møller, Morten Elle, Maj-Britt Quitzau

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    This publication summarises the activities of the COST C23 Action entitled ‘Strategies for a Low Carbon Urban Built Environments (LCUBE)’ which took place over the period 2004 to 2009. This publication is supported by COST. The main objective of the COST C23 Action was to investigate, through a network of nineteen countries across Europe, ‘how carbon reductions can be achieved through appropriate design and management of the urban built environment’. This involved investigating the built environment at building and urban scale, focusing on minimising energy use and associated carbon dioxide emissions. The Action investigated how nineteen EU member states were active in reducing carbon dioxide levels in the built environment, not only in line with buildings meeting the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) (1), but also in taking standards further and looking at how national and regional planning initiatives are being developed to reduce the energy use of urban areas. A collection of case studies was compiled to illustrate the development and implementation of low carbon strategies at urban and building scales.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Carbon Atlas
    EditorsPhil Jones, Paulo Pinho, Jo Patterson, Chris Tweed
    Number of pages234
    Place of PublicationWales, UK
    PublisherThe Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
    Publication date2009
    ISBN (Print)978-1-899895-43-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


    • urban
    • carbon reductions
    • built environment


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