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Local Renewables 2011, Freiburg, Germany, 27-28 October 2011
August 18, 2011
The fourth conference of the Local Renewables series will focus on “Green Buildings and the Future of Sustainable Urban Development”. Organized by ICLEI and hosted by the City of Freiburg (Germany) from 27-28 October 2011, the conference will look at the evolving role of renewable energy in sustainable buildings and address the issue of energy efficiency, both from a technological and city development point of view.
Why you should come
Buildings make up 40 percent of the energy used in the European Union and account for 36 percent of Europe’s CO2 emissions. For this reason, the building sector plays a key role in combating climate change and offers local governments an excellent opportunity to meet their climate targets.
The Local Renewables 2011 Conference will focus on:
The political framework for sustainable construction and urban planning from a European, national and regional perspective
- Upgrading options for the existing building stock
Best practice examples of zero emission districts across Europe
Cutting-edge technologies and clever design for energy efficient solutions
District heating and cooling
Financing models and mechanisms - in particular the new Energy Efficiency Fun
- Challenges in the value chain of energy efficient building
Go to www.local-renewables-conference.org to find out more and to register.