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Energies 2016, 9(8), 631; doi:10.3390/en9080631

Methodologies Developed for EcoCity Related Projects: New Borg El Arab, an Egyptian Case Study

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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., P.O. Box 1000, FI-02044 VTT, Finland
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Research Group on Sustainability in Construction and Industry giSCI-UPM, Technical University of Madrid, ETSIAAB—Ciudad Universitaria, s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Jukka Heinonen
Received: 29 April 2016 / Revised: 12 July 2016 / Accepted: 29 July 2016 / Published: 11 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficient City)
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Abstract

The aim of the methodologies described here is to propose measures and procedures for developing concepts and technological solutions, which are adapted to the local conditions, to build sustainable communities in developing countries and emerging economies. These methodologies are linked to the EcoCity framework outlined by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. for sustainable community and neighbourhood regeneration and development. The framework is the result of a long experience in numerous EcoCity related projects, mainly Nordic and European in scope, which has been reformulated in recent years to respond to the local needs in the previously mentioned countries. There is also a particular emphasis on close collaboration with local partners and major stakeholders. In order to illustrate how these methodologies can support EcoCity concept development and implementation, results from a case study in Egypt will be discussed. The referred case study relates to the transformation of New Borg El Arab (NBC), near Alexandria, into an EcoCity. The viability of the idea was explored making use of different methodologies (Roadmap, Feasibility Study, and Residents Energy Survey and Building Consumption Assessment) and considering the Residential, Commercial/Public Facilities, Industrial, Services/Utilities, and Transport sectors. View Full-Text
Keywords: EcoCity; EcoCity methodologies; Egypt; feasibility study; roadmap; energy survey; energy efficiency; sustainability scenarios; CO2 emissions EcoCity; EcoCity methodologies; Egypt; feasibility study; roadmap; energy survey; energy efficiency; sustainability scenarios; CO2 emissions
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Antuña-Rozado, C.; García-Navarro, J.; Reda, F.; Tuominen, P. Methodologies Developed for EcoCity Related Projects: New Borg El Arab, an Egyptian Case Study. Energies 2016, 9, 631.

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