Methodologies developed for EcoCity related projects: new borg El Arab, an egyptian case study

Carmen Antuña-Rozado (Corresponding Author), Justo García-Navarro, Francesco Reda, Pekka Tuominen

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number631
    JournalEnergies
    Volume9
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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    Keywords

    • ecocity
    • ecocity methodologies
    • egypt
    • feasibility study
    • roadmap
    • energy survey
    • energy efficiency
    • sustainability scenarios
    • CO2 emissions

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