Seoul’s Eco-mileage programme is aimed at reducing GHG emissions and global warming by improving energy efficiency and saving energy. It is also the key element of One Less Nuclear Power Plant, which is being promoted by the Seoul Metropolitan Government as its flagship energy policy goal. According to the city’s GHG inventory, households and buildings account for 71 percent of emissions, and transportation 22 percent.
The Victoria Harbour project, in Melbourne, Australia is a participant in the Climate Positive Development Program. This case study explores the process and lessons learned from the Victoria Harbour project as they pursued their Climate Positive (net-carbon negative) vision by implementing a district energy solution using trigeneration technology that provides low carbon heating, cooling and electricity on site.
The Mayor of Boston created Renew Boston to maximize the benefits of energy efficiency and alternative energy for all Bostonians. Renew Boston partners with local utilities and coordinates for‐profit and nonprofit partners to help Boston residents, businesses, and institutions save energy and money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create demand for green jobs.
The City of Houston’s retrofit program covers a portfolio of 271 city buildings encompassing 11 million square feet. Similar buildings are grouped into sub-projects, or tranches, and retrofit together; the implementation of each tranche is phased over time. This particular case study provides an overview of the Schneider Electric/ T.A.C.’s and Siemens’ Tranche 2 retrofits. The retrofit program became a keystone of former Mayor Bill White’s commitment to transform Houston from “energy capital” of the world to the “energy conservation capital” of the world and has since been a foundation element for current Mayor Annise Parker’s sustainability initiatives.