1. Energy Improvement Districts – Conceptual and Technical Guidance for Implementing Cooperative Energy Planning at the District Level
This publication is thought as a collection of the three main outputs from the AREA 21 project: “Guidance for Cooperative Energy Planning at the District Level”, “Energy Improvement District (EID) Concept” and “Process Model for Cooperation in Energy Improvement Districts”. Although these reports can be read independently, their themes are interwoven and relate to the processes and goals of the AREA 21 project. The first output (guidance) explains the initial steps in determining an EID, the second one expands on the EID concept, offering a framework for its understanding and setting out the parameters for cooperative energy planning and the measures to achieve its goals and the third one addresses the processes that enable EID implementation and cooperation within EIDs.
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2. Energy Improvement Districts – A Model Instrument for Low-Emission Cities
This publication briefly presents the main outputs of the AREA 21 project: the collaborative and integrated systemic approach of urban energy planning at the district level – the EID. In addition, it provides an overview of the planning, implementation and execution phases of the EID. In this way, the publication summarizes the project’s proposals and the successful results of its implementation. It is a collection of the key lessons learnt through intensive, extensive and transnational collaboration. The goal of this publication is to introduce the EID concept and its main results in a summarized format.
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3. Recommendations for Policy Improvements for Cooperative Energy Planning in BSR Cities and Regions
This position paper reflects on the key elements that hinder not only the cooperation process, but also the implementation of actions or strategies to fulfil the energy efficiency potential of urban districts, especially in the Baltic Sea Region. As a result, we have developed 8 key policy recommendations for application at the EU level that are informed by our project experience.
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