Integrated Solutions for Livable Cities in Asia Pacific: Multi-Energy Systems and Sustainable Buildings


Integrated Solutions for Livable Cities in Asia Pacific: Multi-Energy Systems and Sustainable Buildings

19 June 2019

An Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF) 2019 Deep Dive Workshop

Taking into consideration the huge potentials to retrofit existing urban energy systems into sustainable ones, and continuous urbanization particularly in our DMCs in Asia-Pacific - it is estimated that 75 percent of the urban infrastructure that will exist by mid-century, there is huge opportunity to shape more energy and resource-efficient cities to avoid the worst effects of climate change, and at the same time, to make our cities more livable. Increasingly, it became evident that the potentials of low-carbon buildings are critical in decarbonizing cities. Passive building design, energy-efficient, and clean energy-based cooling, district energy and distributed energy systems, green and sustainable building materials, building insulation enhancement, water-saving through smart faucets and rainwater re-use in buildings, and other measures that enable zero-emission buildings demonstrated significant benefits, thus, drew tremendous attention. 

Furthermore, the importance of Multi Energy Systems (MES) including district energy as a solution for sustainable urban energy is increasingly being recognized globally, including during LPAA events since COP21, in the European Union Heating and Cooling Strategy, in China’s 13th Five-Year Plan, in India’s Cooling Action Plan, and through the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Program (K-CEP) where District Cooling is recognized as a not-in- kind solution for HFC phase-down.

This deep dive workshop aims to unlock these potentials and mainstream sustainable energy and building solutions while making our cities more livable.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
19 Jun 2019 Presentation UNEP & Integrated Urban Systems Approach
This presentation discussed the new public-private partnership on Urban System Integration which seeks to support cities in developing integrated approaches...
Laura Williamson
19 Jun 2019 Presentation Multi-Energy Systems (MES) and Integrated Solutions for Diverse Consumer Demands
This presentation gave an overview of Multi Energy Systems (MES) and how Adenergy is responding to changing customer demands through various integrated...
Arnaud Dauvillier
19 Jun 2019 Presentation Intelligent Integration of Energy Storage Systems to Enhance Mechanical Energy Storage Flexibility
This presentation outlined Greensmith Energy's core business and experience in providing various energy storage solutions such as energy storage technology...
Wilhelm van Butselaar
19 Jun 2019 Presentation Green Building – Energy Efficiency Electrification Business in Asia Pacific Region
This presentation discussed the market trends in energy efficiency, especially in thebuilding sector, the international standard for green buildings,and...
Tristan Ocampo
19 Jun 2019 Presentation Market Accelerator for Green Construction (MAGC) Using EDGE Online Tool
This presentation discussed the United Kingdom's international climate finance efforts, highlighting itsMarket Accelerator for Green Construction program...
Peter Warren
19 Jun 2019 Presentation Market Accelerator for Green Construction
This presentation discussed the International Finance Corporations' four-part strategy to support greater investment in green buildings, as well as its...
Ommid Saberi
19 Jun 2019 Presentation Green Building Development and Financing Green and Energy Efficient Buildings in China
This presentation provided abrief introduction to the work of the Wuppertal Institute, as well as an overview of green building development in the People...
Chun Xia-Bauer


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