GREENOVATE K(r)EMs – climate protection easily through building-integrated greenery
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In the frame of GREENOVATE K(r)EMs an online guideline for the potential survey and planning of projects with building-integrated greenery is developed, which will support cities and municipalities as well as private developers in the planning and implementation phase.
This includes digital instruction modules, expert tips as well as successful planning and implementation examples of building-integrated greenery.
Starting point and motivation
Krems, the Danube metropolis, is the 5th largest city in Lower Austria with about 25,000 inhabitants and is located western of Vienna, in the outskirts of the Wachau. Here, too, climate change and climate adaption are hot topics – since 2011, Krems has been a climate and energy model region (KEM) with the aim to focus on implementation of climate protection projects.
Including now the focus of the use of climate-relevant building-integrated greenery. In the frame of GREENOVATE K(r)EMs an online guideline for the potential survey and planning of projects with building-integrated greenery is developed, which will support cities and municipalities as well as private developers in the planning and implementation phase. This includes digital instruction modules, expert tips as well as successful planning and implementation examples of building-integrated greenery.
The online guideline is intended to help sustainably promote and implement building-integrated greenery in Austrian cities and consequently to reduce the UHI effects, thus adapting the cities towards the effects of climate change and designing them more climate-friendly.
The guideline is based on two case studies in Krems, where real housing projects of the building developer GEDESAG are selected based on an exploratory analysis – a retrofit solution and a new development.
These case studies will be analysed within the project by the use of the innovative GREENPASS® technology. For this purpose, the selected areas are simulated and evaluated with the GREENPASS® Pre-Certification which regards to microclimatic and urban climatic performance and optimization of the multiple effects.
The implementation of the measures is supposed to be realized in a wider framework beyond the official project duration of the one-year project.
Furthermore, the online guide is based on innovative instruments and novel methods, e.g. in the area of awareness raising, citizen participation, alternative financing models as well as simulation and monitoring of the effects of green infrastructure (GI) and nature-based solutions (NBS).
Future project stakeholders will find modular implementation instructions as support on the web platform, e.g. for exploration, planning, citizen participation, crowdfunding/financing, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and operation.
The interactive platform is supplemented with sample videos, online tutorials, download centre, FAQs and expert directories.
Project duration: 2018/01 – 2018/12
Author: Florian KRAUS