Project: Planning for Energy efficient cities (PLEEC)

The PLEEC project is funded by the EU’s 7th Framework Programme. Nine universities, six cities and three medium-sized enterprises participate in the project, which is led by Eskilstuna Energy and Environment in Sweden. The project started in April 2013 and will terminate in March 2016.

The PLEEC project – "Planning for Energy Efficient Cities" uses an integrative approach to achieve the sustainable, energy-efficient, smart city. By coordinating strategies and combining best practices, PLEEC will develop a general model for energy efficiency and sustainable city planning. By connecting scientific excellence and innovative enterprises in the energy sector with ambitious and well-organized cities, the project aims to reduce energy use in Europe in the near future and will therefore be an important tool contributing to the EU's 20-20-20 targets.

The PLEEC project is organised in seven work packages (WP). The University of Copenhagen is leader of work package 4 - (urban planning and energy) and participates also in WP2 (smart city profiles and indicators), WP5 (behaviour and energy), WP6 (synthesis and action plans) and WP7 (dissemination).

There are also spin-offs emerging from the project, including a PhD project on Energy efficient urban planning (Juliane Große)and a benchmarking-study of the energy situation in Danish municipalities “Energy-Smart Cities-DK”).

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PLEEC partner map

PLEEC partner map