SPS had a signiﬁcant contribution to PLEEC (Planning for Energy Efﬁcient Cities), by conducting case studies in three cities. As energy transition and efﬁciency are high on the European agenda, PLEEC sought to understand and describe urban strategies for energy efﬁciency holistically, by mapping a variety of urban experiences, policies and projects tackling energy efﬁciency in a number of European cities. PLEEC was funded by the EU Seventh Framework Programme and sought integrative approaches to achieve sustainable and energy efﬁcient cities in order to attain the EU’s objective of improving energy consumption by 20% in 2020. The project had 18 partners from 13 European countries. By seeking to coordinate strategies and com-bine best practices, PLEEC sought to develop a general model for energy efﬁciency and sustainable city planning.
More information at: http://www.pleecproject.eu
Written by Roberto Rocco