Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Assessing the environmental impact of future urban developments at neighbourhood scale
Authors: Fonseca, Jimeno A.
Willmann, Anja
Moser, Corinne
Stauffacher, Michael
Schlüter, Arno
Proceedings: CISBAT 2015 : future buildings & districts sustainability from nano to urban scale
Volume(Issue): 1
Pages: 457
Pages to: 462
Conference details: CISBAT 2015 International Scientific Conference, Lausanne, 9-11 September 2015
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Lausanne
ISBN: 978-2-9701052-0-6
Language: English
Subjects: Urban transformation; Environmental impact in neighbourhoods; 2000-Watt/1-ton CO2 society
Subject (DDC): 307: Communities
Abstract: This paper presents the results of a two-year trans-disciplinary research project investigating opportunities and limitations of the Swiss 2000-Watt/1-ton CO2 society vision for the transformation of industrial sites into liveable neighbourhoods. By involving local stakeholders we elaborated four plausible scenarios for the transformation of an industrial area in the city of Zug, Switzerland. Based on life cycle analysis methods and urban energy modelling, we estimated the carbon and energy footprint of every scenario due to construction, operation, retrofit and dismantling of buildings, production processes and logistics, commuting, and business flights. The results of our research present a comprehensive description of focal points of environmental impact in future forms of urban development and a description of the role of industry in a transition towards more sustainable urban environments. These are topics of high interest for decision makers involved in initiatives for the sustainable transformation of neighbourhoods such as the 2000-Watt Areale or alike.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Sustainable Development (INE)
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