Spatial Energy Simulation for Berlin Tegel
In 2014, the German government and the State of Berlin made plans to repurpose the former Berlin Tegel Airport into a science and innovation district, known as the Urban Tech Republic (UTR), which was expected to include commercial space for more than 800 businesses, research institutes, and a university campus. Alongside the UTR district, the scheme was also expected to deliver extensive new green space and around 5,000 new homes of different types, sizes and tenures.
The UTR district is intended to be a living lab for new approaches to city living. And as such, green infrastructure, and in particular sustainable energy technologies, are an integral part of the vision for the Tegel site.
EDF and the European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER) were commissioned by Tegel Projekt GmbH to evaluate planning scenarios for a local energy system for the site that would be as efficient and sustainable as possible, leading to the designing of a possible scenario of a hefty +44% on-site electricity production, -17% of primary energy consumption and -16% greenhouse gas emission.
Portfolio Decarbonisation Strategy
For the real estate department of a major French financial institution, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts, Urbanomy are providing a decarbonisation and compliance strategy for its operated commercial portfolio. Led in consortium with Mott MacDonald and N'CO Conseil, our mission provides a comprehensive approach in 3 steps: a diagnosis of the portfolio considering the carbon scopes, a prospective low carbon strategy with a 2050 pathway from the real estate masterplan with actions based on referenced procedures (CRREM, SNBC), and a reporting methodology and tool to follow relevant KPIs and measure the energy and carbon impact of the different workable levers.
Supporting Local Carbon Neutral Strategy
In January 2017, the UK Government announced that it would contribute funding towards the new Oxfordshire Salt Cross Garden Village alongside 13 other garden villages and 3 garden towns. Garden villages serve a sustainable, cultural, social, economic vision with a strong sense of community. A development partner – Grosvenor Developments Ltd - was appointed on behalf of the landowners to undertake planning activities.
Working for the Oxfordshire County Council, Urbanomy will deliver expert advice on the future plans for Salt Cross Garden Village for energy and mobility-related decisions with a Net Zero purpose (+2200 residential homes, a new science business park, a primary school to accommodate over 1000 pupils, a health centre/small hospital and a neighbouring park and ride development).
“Achieving net zero carbon is integral to the Council’s vision for a thriving county. Urbanomy will join us to create a new model that will enable a net zero carbon energy system for Salt Cross, one which benefits the new residents and those already living nearby.”
Llewelyn Morgan, Oxfordshire County Council