The aim of the research project, EcoGrad, was to develop
a concept for ecological housing areas that would fit in
St Petersburg. In this report the EcoGrad concept is
defined and the criteria list for the concept is
presented. The results of a questionnaire that was made
to inhabitants in Russia was utilised in this work.
The project included three pilot residential areas
locating in St Petersburg. A rough city plan was drawn
and different energy systems were modeled and calculated.
Also emissions of energy production scenarios were
calculated. In addition, suitable public private
partnership business models were studied.
Based on findings from the pilot studies and negotiations
with the local authorities, a criteria list for an
ecological city plan was made, presented, and iterated.
The EcoGrad concept consists of many aspects, which are:
dense structure of the urban area, local environment and
basis, energy efficient buildings, energy production
mainly from renewable energy sources, sustainable
transportation solutions, waste and water management and
|Translated title of the contribution||EcoGrad: Development of a concept for ecological city planning for St. Petersburg, Russia|
|Place of Publication||Espoo|
|Publisher||VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland|
|Number of pages||110|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|MoE publication type||Not Eligible|
|Series||VTT Tiedotteita - Research Notes|
- city planning
- energy efficiency