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Lessons from the greenest city

Fuller, R.J. and Thollander, P. 2013, Lessons from the greenest city, in Proceedings of the 2013 Urban Design Conference, Urban Design Australia, Nerang, Qld., pp. 54-61.

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Title Lessons from the greenest city
Author(s) Fuller, R.J.
Thollander, P.
Conference name Urban Design. Conference (2013 : Sydney, N. S. W.)
Conference location Sydney, N. S. W.
Conference dates 9 - 11 Sep. 2013
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 2013 Urban Design Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2013
Conference series Urban Design Conference
Start page 54
End page 61
Total pages 8
Publisher Urban Design Australia
Place of publication Nerang, Qld.
Keyword(s) greenhouse gas emissions
Växjö
Ballarat
lessons and opportunities
Summary In 2007, the City of Växjö in Sweden was voted the greenest city in Europe. Over an 18-year period, greenhouse gas emissions per resident have been reduced by 41%. How has Växjö achieved this impressive result and are there any lessons that could be transferred to Australian cities? This paper describes research which compares Växjö with the Victorian City of Ballarat. The research shows that per capita emissions for Ballarat are 133% higher than those in Växjö. Upgrading the typical Ballarat home to a 6-star rating, and installing a gas-boosted solar water heater and 4.0 kW PV system on the roof could reduce per capita emissions to similar levels to those in Växjö.
ISBN 9781922232076
9781922232083
Language eng
Field of Research 120202 Building Science and Techniques
Socio Economic Objective 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2013, Urban Design Australia
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30058802

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