Brochure about wall heating and cooling systems

The InterregIVB project CoolBricks has been looking for solutions in mitigation for historical buildings. One interesting result is a brochure about wall heating and wall cooling systems. The brochure can be downloaded in English and German:
City Scape and Climate Protection - wall heating as  chance for the preservation of the cultural building heritage...

Stadtbild und Klimaschutz - Wandheizung als Chance zur Bewahrung des baukulturellen Erbes...


Through GRIP to Mitigation Policy - A Case Study for Spatial Planning
By the Glasgow and Clyde Valley Structure Plan Joint Committee (METREX Hamburg Conference in November 2007)


Key results of the first scenario workshops realized in Glasgow during the GRIP pilote project. Very important for future scenario workshops of project EUCO2 80/50.
Read the article or  See the presentation.

Aarhus – New Winds of Growth  (METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


Denmark has grown to become the world’s leading Wind Power Hub – a wind energy centre with enormous growth potential.  A broad circle of players from industry, education,
research and development as well as the public authorities based in Central Jutland has launched a series of new initiatives. Central to this work is a new innovation centre – called
Navitas Park – for the energy and utility industries at the Port of Aarhus.
See the presentation or Read the article.

Athens – Recent trends in Greece (METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


The target value set for Greece by Kyoto protocol has been a 25% increase for greenhouse gases. According to a study elaborated by the National Observatory of
Athens (2002), by 2002 Greece had already exceeded this target (26.5%) and if no policy measures take place, gas emissions are going to increase up to 35.8% by 2010. The acceleration of the political efforts seems to be the only way to reverse the current trends. Read the article.

Helsinki - Climate Strategy for the Metropolitan Area
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)



The greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area are currently increasing more rapidly than its population. The extensive public debate on combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, together with international treaties, require cities to work in ways that cut emissions of greenhouse gases. See the presentation or Read the article.


Hamburg takes action (METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)



The Senate’s prime objective is a drastic reduction of CO2 emissions; it is intended to cut them back by two million tonnes a year from the year 2012 as compared to the figure for 2007. This will not prejudice Hamburg’s vigorous growth as an innovative business location. On the contrary: climate protection will have a positive effect on the city’s economy and the employment situation. Read the article or See the presentation.
Download the actual Hamburg Climate Action Plan (136 pages)

Hamburg Initiative for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Technology
by Heinrich Klingenberg, hySOLUTIONSGmbH (METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


According to decision in Parliament Hamburg has initiated a cluster of competence in fuel cells and hydrogen technology in order to realize„lighthouse projects “ for this sustainable technology and to co-ordinate activities in order to foster the economic potential of the fuel cell technology. See the presentation.


Lueneburg - A clean atmosphere in the Hanseatic City
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


The City of Lueneburg, being a small city, has already funded 52 private photovoltaic facilities, 99 solar thermal power units and 6 geothermal facilities, and the trend is increasing. Our experience shows how important it is to embrace as wide a circle as possible with activities such as these. The local tradespeople have also proved themselves to be active comrades. Read the article.


Lyon - Greater Lyon’s Climate Plan
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


Greater Lyon has been working to reduce energy consumption for already 15 years with its two Charters for Urban Ecology (1992-1995 and 1997-2001). The implementation of its Agenda 21 since 2004 and the future “SCOT 2030” (Territorial Coherence Scheme-i.e. Masterplan) both have a focus on greenhouse gases.
See the presentation or Read the article.


Norderstedt - Climate protection in the City of Norderstedt
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


The City of Norderstedt bound itself to an reduction of CO2 emissions by 50% until
the year 2010. To implement these objectives the City Council unanimously decided in 1999 to commission the administration to establish a climate coordination scheme in the administration and to introduce an energy management system. This aimed primarily
at using the economic potential of climate protection measures. See the presentation or Read the article.

Nuremberg - Resarch Project Energy Region Factor 10"
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


Particularly in recent years, individual refurbishment projects have managed to achieve efficiency potentials of up to 90% (= factor 10) of pre-refurbishment energy consumption
levels. the aim was to overcome the economic obstacles and other adversities still existing and implement “Factor 10” projects on a broad front. The “Energy Region Factor 10” research project was born. See the presentation or Read the article.


Oslo and Akershus - packages for cars and public transport
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


Major road and transport infrastructure investments in Oslo have partly been financed by a toll ring that was established in 1990. Two packages are set up. Oslopackage I is a road and car oriented initiative, while Oslopackage II is oriented towards public transport. The Government has covered 45% of the investments in the period 1990-2001.
See the presentation or Read the article.


Paris - The Île-de-France Region and Climate Warming
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


The objectives of the new Master Plan set for 2030 are in tune with the European objectives of Lisbon and Gothenburg. The Île-de-France Region wants to be exemplary and to achieve, by the SDRIF target date of 2030, an intermediate objective of reducing emissions by a factor of 2. The spatial and urban organisation adopted is one of the means of succeeding. See the presentation or Read the article.

Rotterdam - Chance instead of threat
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


The concept of “Rotterdam Waterstad 2035” consists of three images: River City (Rivierstad) in the centre, Waterway City (Vaartenstad)in the south and Canal City (Singelstad) in the north of Rotterdam. Various strategies are used for each image
to combine urban development with the (specific) water management assignment.
See the presentation or Read the article.


Stockholm - The climate change challenge in our metropolitan region
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


The City of Stockholm aims to become “fossil free”until 2050. Climate change is a challenge and a cross-sectoral task.  Regional planning in Stockholm advocates e.g.
for big and effective technical solutions for heating, heat-power generation, intensified cooperation of public and private sector and targeted action in the transport sector.
See the presentation.


Stuttgart - Regional Approaches to Climate Mitigation
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


The climate protection debate focuses on the emission of greenhouse gases. Even though the Stuttgart Region only has a minor influence on the world climate, it can take an active role with its transport and planning tasks and be a role model in protecting the environment. Regional business development can make a contribution to developing a future-oriented energetically efficient region.  Read the article.


Vienna - The City of Vienna’s climate protection programme
(METREX Hamburg Conference November 2007)


In 1999, the City of Vienna created a particularly ambitious and committed environmental programme with its “climate protection programme” (KliP). Its implementation is to make Vienna a model city in climate terms up to and including 2010. The implementation of KliP measures to date has meant that an annual total of some 2.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions have been avoided. The greatest success to date has been achieved in extending the district heat network, improving efficiency in power stations, insulating buildings and extending the public transport system. Read the article.