Eco-city concept

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Eriksson Architects Ltd is committed to sustainable design solutions in building design and urban planning. The company creates plans for new urban areas concerning large city areas as well as smaller towns and villages. The core idea is to implement sustainable values in all building design covering both new and refurbishment and create methods to renovate old energy-consuming areas in a way that the energy and electricity consumption is reduced and the water and natural resources conserved. Within this framework the company offers overall concepts and designs for eco-cities. Their eco-cities include sustainable energy planning, carbon control, infrasture and traffic planning.

Eriksson Architects Ltd was established in 1979 and its main focus is on sustainable design solutions in building design and urban planning. The company is committed to develop and implement latest environmental initiatives and technologies. The company creates plans for new urban areas concerning large city areas as well as smaller towns and villages. The core idea is to implement sustainable values in all building designs covering both new and refurbishment. The company aims at creating methods to to renovate old energy-consuming areas in a way that the energy and electricity consumption is reduced and the water and natural resources conserved. Within this framework the Erikkson Arhictect company offers overall concepts and designs for eco-cities. Their eco-cities include sustainable energy planning, carbon control, infrastructure, and traffic planning. The concept includes landscape desing. A successful example of their eco-city model is e.g. in China, Mentogou Eco Valley that combines research institutes with environmentally friendly and eco-efficient urban living fo 50,000 inhabitants.

Barriers and Drivers

Good user acceptance and demand for green building. Insufficient legislation and political guidance, need for investments, potential high cost particularly in refurbishment. Improvements in resource efficiency improves the market value of properties. 

Economic Performance

Cost-efficiency in the long run.

Social Performance

Landscape and user-friendliness are taken into considerations in the planning; heatlhier and cleaner environment; create wellfare.

Environmental Impact

Reduces the ecological footprint of construction through resource efficiency and more sustainble solutions: recution in materials, energy use and in the need for transportation. Reduction of GHG emissions.

Further Information

http://www.cleantechfinland.com/solutions/green_construction/eriksson_architects_ltd/

http://www.eriarc.fi/

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