The Bulgarian Green Building Council (BGBC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to transform the built environment by changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. As a member of a world-wide network of organizations, we work together to build awareness in the public sector, build capacity through professional education, engage business to measure sustainability in the supply chain and product manufacturing, and aid government in developing sustainable policies.
The Master Plan by Stefano Boeri Architetti for a new green city that fights air pollution is now under construction in China. The Liuzhou Forest City is commissioned by Liuzhou Municipality Urban Planning. A city where offices, houses, hotels, hospitals and schools are entirely covered by plants and trees. Once completed, the new city will host 30,000 people, absorb almost 10,000 tons of CO2 and 57 tons of pollutants per year and produce approximately 900 tons of oxygen.
Sensoneo provides smart enterprise-grade waste management solutions for cities and businesses to cost-efficiently manage the waste lifecycle and improve the environment and well-being of people. The solution includes: sensors, management system, route planning, analytics. Sensoneo company was found in 2014 as a spin-off of a reputable IT company providing senior management of complex IT projects, programs and integrations.
The Greenest City Action Plan is a strategy for staying on the leading edge of urban sustainability. We are working with Council, residents, businesses, other organizations, and all levels of government to implement this plan. Our vision is to create opportunities today, while building: A strong local economy, Vibrant and inclusive neighbourhoods, Internationally recognized city that meets the needs of generations to come. Through a set of measurable and attainable targets, we are putting Vancouver on the path to becoming the greenest city in the world.
Noise reduction is pursued actively in Essen, with ambitious and effective Noise Action Plans and public participation. The company LK Argus GmbH has identified potential areas for designation as "Quiet Zones". To determine this, an overall noise map was prepared, which forms the acoustic basis for the overlapping representation of the individual noise emission sources. "Quiet Zones" in the region should be proposed, and should be forest environments, parks, green areas, and leisure and recreation areas.
Currently, we use 80% of the arable land we have access to globally. In the future, without significant change in today’s food production, it is estimated that at least 10-15% of the global vegetable production must take place inside cities by 2050 in order to maintain our current growth and consumption patterns.
In a rapidly urbanising world cities need to become smarter to respond to citizen needs and to reduce their environmental footprint. GrowSmarter brings together cities and industry to integrate and demonstrate ‘12 smart city solutions’ in energy, infrastructure and transport, to provide other cities with valuable insights on how they work in practice and opportunities for replication.
In Sweden more than 99 per cent of all household waste is recycled in one way or another. This means that the country has gone through something of a recycling revolution in the last decades, considering that only 38 per cent of household waste was recycled in 1975.
Today, recycling stations are as a rule no more than 300 metres from any residential area. Most Swedes separate all recyclable waste in their homes and deposit it in special containers in their block of flats or drop it off at a recycling station. Few other nations deposit less in rubbish dumps.
The European Energy Award supports municipalities willing to contribute to sustainable energy policy and urban development through the rational use of energy and increased use of renewable energies. There are more than 1,400 municipalities participating today.
Gate 21 brings together municipalities, regions, businesses and knowledge and research institutions to develop and disseminate energy and resource-efficient solutions that promote green transition and growth. Gate 21’s vision is to make Greater Copenhagen the leading region in the world for green transition and growth. The strategy is based on the use of regional and local demand to develop, demonstrate and deploy new energy and resource-efficient solutions in the area of climate and energy.