The Northumbria University Low Carbon Mapping (LCM) project aims to connect together all ‘low carbon’ related research and development (R&D) within the University’s ‘Energy and Environment’ research theme and to support the University in identifying and developing new commercial opportunities and strengthening existing commercial relationships
Excellent article in the FT: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6d3796fe-e8e6-11e0-ac9c-00144feab49a.html#axzz1ZQGbAkWL
Link to the clean development mechanism; http://cdm.unfccc.int/about/index.html
Urban Futures (Sustainable Regeneration – from evidence-based urban futures to implementation) is a unique research effort that seeks to establish and test alternative future scenarios, providing insights into the potential sustainability impact of today’s urban regeneration decisions.
The Urban Age Programme, jointly organised with Deutsche Bank’s Alfred Herrhausen Society, is an international investigation of the spatial and social dynamics of cities centred on an annual conference, research initiative and publication.
Here are recent public lectures on urban energy and carbon futures:
Richard Rogers: Cities and Buildings
Mayor of Copenhagen: The City Solution
Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen: Cities, Design and Climate Change
Joan Clos: Cities and Climate Change
Peter Head: Urban Technologies and the Environment
An often neglected area. Two interesting approaches for different scales
1. CROHM: Carbon Reduction Options for Housing Managers. Housing stock carbon assessment.
An interesting idea in this emerging field. I am not sure what the methodology is. It reads as a standard bottom-up approach which relies on coupling a building physics engine with housing Archetypes. There are no details however. Also offers some GIS.
2. AssetMap. A process and tool developed by Arup’s. Some references can be found below.
Modelling frameworks for low carbon cities: reality or science fiction?
Paper Submitted to BRI: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/rbri
Interesting project, if you like me are interested in urban energy systems analysis:
“deeco stands for “dynamic energy, emissions, and cost optimization”.
deeco is an energy systems modeling environment which is used to define, guide, and evaluate sustainability improvements of all types — typical goals include less CO2 and reduced fossil fuel dependence.”
Here a series of related models can be found: