Visions of Sustainable Urban Energy Systems – International Conference in Stuttgart, Germany
More than 50% of the world population live in cities and are responsible for about 70% of total emissions. To reduce the impact of climate change, we urgently need to develop new energy concepts and improve energy efficiency of urban areas, especially in the field of buildings.
Visions of Sustainable Urban Energy Systems is the topic of the POLYCITY International Final Conference in Stuttgart’s Wagenhallen from 15th to 17th September 2010. International experts report on the state of art in sustainable building and urban design in the USA, Europe and Asia, among them the POLYCITY project quarters in Italy, Germany and Spain. Innovative energy supply concepts using solar thermal, biomass and photovoltaics are discussed together with energy management strategies on the two conference days.
The event is organised by the Centre for Applied Research – Sustainable Energy Technology, zafh.net Stuttgart. Online registration is possible via the POLYCITY homepage www.polycity.net, where you can also get further information.
Representatives from the energy sector, architecture, politics, administration and economical organisations, universities and research organisations are invited to attend the Conference. The guest speaker, Dr. Franz Alt, author, journalist and TV editor will give a talk about “Dimension Future – Solutions for the 21st Century” on 16th September.
Wednesday 15th September
A workshop introduces innovative city modeling tools developed in the frame of the European graduate school CITYNET, which are implemented and tested at the German POLYCITY project site Scharnhauser Park near Stuttgart. Moreover, an excursion to the Scharnhauser Park will be offered to visitors in order to see the biomass ORC power generation, district heating and cooling and energy efficient office and residential building projects.
Thursday 16th September
the main topics will deal with sustainable urban energy Concepts in Europe and world wide. The concepts focus on reducing the energy demand of urban quarters by implementing solutions which increase both, the buildings energy efficiency and the fraction of sustainable energy at the supply side. At the end of this day there will be an evening party with live bands, buffet and artists.
Friday 17th September
Innovative energy concepts for the world’s mega cities will be presented as well as energy management systems on a communal level that meet future requirements. Representatives from the POLYCITY project areas in Spain and Italy and experts from other European countries, Asia and Africa will introduce their projects and discuss their experiences.