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Getting Started with Positive Energy Districts: Experience until Now from Maia, Reykjavik, Kifissia, Kladno and Lviv

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Technical Research Centre of Finland, 02044 Espoo, Finland
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University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Technical University in Prague, 273 43 Bustehrad, Czech Republic
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Fraunhofer IAO, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
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Academic Editors: Federica Cucchiella, Marianna Rotilio and Pierluigi De Berardinis
Sustainability 2022, 14(10), 5799; https://doi.org/10.3390/su14105799
Received: 31 March 2022 / Revised: 5 May 2022 / Accepted: 7 May 2022 / Published: 11 May 2022
Cities are at the centre of the debate to mitigate climate change. A considerable number of cities have already made commitments to sustainability transitions through the introduction and integration of green strategies. Moreover, in the past few years, Europe has witnessed an increase in the development of smart cities and advancement towards creating more sustainable cities. At the moment, an innovative concept in smart city development involves Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) that further encourage districts and cities to become carbon neutral. This paper looks at the five cities of Maia, Reykjavik, Kifissia, Kladno and Lviv that are a part of an ongoing H2020 project. The purpose of the paper was to understand the status quo of energy transition in these five cities as they embarked on the PEDs journey and identify associated challenges and benefits that PEDs brought to each city. The information was collected through a knowledge gap survey, City Vision 2050 workshop, discussions during the City Forum and individual interviews with city representatives. Cities across Europe and beyond may find themselves in a similar situation, and therefore, this paper also provides brief set of checkpoints to prepare new cities for the PED journey, thus enabling them to transition towards PEDs more efficiently. View Full-Text
Keywords: replication; energy transition; cities; challenges; positive energy districts replication; energy transition; cities; challenges; positive energy districts
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Fatima, Z.; Vacha, T.; Swamygowda, K.; Qubailat, R. Getting Started with Positive Energy Districts: Experience until Now from Maia, Reykjavik, Kifissia, Kladno and Lviv. Sustainability 2022, 14, 5799. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14105799

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Fatima Z, Vacha T, Swamygowda K, Qubailat R. Getting Started with Positive Energy Districts: Experience until Now from Maia, Reykjavik, Kifissia, Kladno and Lviv. Sustainability. 2022; 14(10):5799. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14105799

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Fatima, Zarrin, Tomas Vacha, Kavyashree Swamygowda, and Reef Qubailat. 2022. "Getting Started with Positive Energy Districts: Experience until Now from Maia, Reykjavik, Kifissia, Kladno and Lviv" Sustainability 14, no. 10: 5799. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14105799

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