by N Tune and C Weeks (01-Feb-2010)
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This Information Paper examines how government targets for carbon dioxide reduction can act as a driver for economic regeneration. It provides recommendations to regeneration professionals on the opportunities and pitfalls of delivering low-carbon regeneration projects, as well as best practice case studies of projects in the UK and Europe. Targets for reducing carbon emissions can be a driver for economic regeneration and a more sustainable approach to construction and the built environment can create ’green jobs’ - strengthening the construction sector while addressing social issues such as fuel poverty and unemployment. Examples of successful regeneration from Europe demonstrate the links between energy/emission reductions and social improvements, and highlight the most effective interventions.
Lessons learned from case studies
- Austria: Energy independence through biomass (Reasons why this was so successful. Things that, if done differently, would not have provided the same level of benefit)
- Germany: Improved energy efficiency through refurbishment (Reasons why this was so successful.
Things that, if done differently, would not have provided the same level of benefit) Maximising opportunities through regeneration
- Cornwall - low-carbon economic area (Why should this work?)
- Heads of the Valleys - low-carbon zone (Why should this work?)