Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow

Edited by
April 2021
256 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0362-2 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0363-9 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Environmental & Earth Sciences
Physical Sciences
Ongoing urbanization and ever-growing harmful environmental impacts from urban areas necessitate a sustainability transformation in cities. However, cities are also centers of wealth creation and consumption, which both drive environmental degradation. It is clear that cities need to re-establish themselves as low-energy/low-carbon systems, but the transformation is complex in many ways and time is running out. This Special Issue, “Energy Efficient Cities of Today and Tomorrow”, seeks to provide a more profound understanding of the future energy requirements of urban areas and low-energy and low-carbon cities. The published papers range from macro-level assessments of cities manifesting themselves as forerunners in their environmental work to micro-level studies of pro-environmental attitudes and their impacts on individual emissions, a carbon footprint impacts of sharing of goods and services.
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pro-environmental attitude; pro-environmental behavior; greenhouse gases; urban zones; local travel; national travel; international travel; energy efficient refurbishment measures; residential buildings; decision-making; Theory of Planned Behavior; energy audit; green buildings; LEED rating system; operation and management; methodology; workflow; historic buildings; energy transition; sustainable cities; transition roadmaps; renewable energies; policymaking; energy democracy; energy mapping; household size; household economies of scale; carbon footprint; energy footprint; consumption; European Union; urban; rural; population density; climate change mitigation; energy community; urban building energy modelling; transition management; multi-level perspective; sustainable transition; energy modelling; urban scale energy modelling; building energy use; localized weather data; urban building energy use model; Manhattan; modelling; Wepro model; residential; household; electricity; load profiles; LPG; ALPG; Swedish cities; passenger transport energy use; urban form; transport infrastructure; mobility patterns; public transport; non-motorized modes