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Building and land use case studies

These case studies are building and land use related projects that have used at least one tool to assess sustainability. This has enabled an investigation of the usefulness of tool in highlighting sustainability and its role in the decision making process. Case studies that have been chosen could be complete, ongoing or due to take place in the next couple of years and can be of a building, neighbourhood, city or regional scale.

The information included has been obtained from interviews with project staff, other literature and websites.

Two levels of information are included; a brief description of the case study, the tools used and how they have had an impact on the project and also a more indepth description which provides more detail and sources of information, this is presented in .pdf format.

Angelina Street housing regeneration scheme.
Redevelopment of social housing to incorporate energy efficiency measures, water conservation and neighbourhood improvements.

Application of integrated environmental guidelines for neighbourhood development in Nijmegen
The Netherlands
Environmental appraisal to identify areas for potential redevelopment.

ÖKOSTADT 2000 Evaluation
An environmental programme for the provincial capital of Graz

Baglan Energy Park Phase 2
Large scale redevelopment scheme of a former chemical works and steel works.

City District heating and cooling in Zuidas
The Netherlands
To develop an energy system that meets high environmental standards and provides an excellent quality and good sustainability. Better than normal good practice, with a 50% energy saving by 2020.

Dogme 2000
A municipal network on sustainable urban development

DPL2 housing development in Den Helder
The Netherlands
The implementation of a tool for measuring the sustainability performance of a town

E.C.U.B. project
Rehabilitation of an old veterinary surgeon school into an urban "Eco-Centre"

Environmental profiling of buildings in Tilburg
The Netherlands

Evaluation of the Hedebygade Block
A project on Urban ecology and urban renewal

Green Diploma, certification for sustainable building operation
Environmental certification of existing buildings

Llandarcy Urban Village
The UK´s proposed largest Urban Village, a large scale regeneration project on 1,300 acres of land.

Lyon Confluence major urban development
Urban renewal of an old industrial area into a city, Lyon, France

Management of wind-farm developments in Wallonia (landscape and use of land)
Wind farm development in the Wallonian Region of Belgium

New Tredegar Regeneration Scheme
Land reclamation and regeneration of a former Welsh mining village.

Pedestrian Master Plan for the city of Liege
This case is related to the development of a tool that aims to support sustainable development in the city of Liége, Belgium.

Porte des Alpes urban development
Pilot of Concerted Development Zone (CDZ) in the city of Lyon

Regeneration Project for a Historical Quarter in the town centre
Berkovitza historical quarter regeneraton

Spatial planning - a holistic approach
The use of indicators to assist the planning and decision making processes

Sustainable building on the Teglmose site in Albertslund
The use of the context analysis in the planning of a green building project ´Teglmose site´ in Albertslund with app. 100 dwellings.

Sustainable design of DR City
Large scale new development of headquarters for Denmark´s national broadcasting radio and television station.

Sustainable Development Strategy and Action Plan, Velingrad Municipality
Integration of sustainable development principles into national and municipal policy and planning.

The Royal Theatre "La Monnaie"
The implementation of a tool, the Environmental Management Control Panel, designed to minimise the different impacts of buildings housing specific activities, as in a theatre.

URBAN I Graz and URBAN II link Graz West: Social and economic renewal of urban districts
Demonstration of the usual top-down planning and decision making processes in urban planning.