Smart Sustainable Cities and Zero Energy Buildings Event
The European “Smart Cities & Communities Initiative” of the Strategic Energy Technology Plan supports cities and regions to reduce by 40% their greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, requiring all new buildings to be nearly zero-energy, is a stepping-stone to this goal.
The event organised by the Cyprus Institute, will facilitate
- A workshop on Zero Energy Buildings under the Interreg Balkan-Med project "Towards Zero Energy Hospitals in the Balkan Region"
- A seminar on Smart, Sustainable Cities under the JPI Urban-Europe project "Smart bioclimatic low-carbon urban areas as innovative energy isles in the sustainable city"
Significant aspects of Smart Sustainable Cities and Zero Energy Buildings such as EC directives, National Policies, technologies and best practices, will be presented and discussed.
This 3-day event will consist of presentations by invited experts, interactive stakeholders’ panel and a visit to CyI’s Solar Research Facilities.