At the neighbourhood scale, decision making processes and the design of the intervention are more complex. Several EU projects addressed this issue proposing different methodologies, tools and indicators. CESBA MED exploited the results of 10 previous EU projects and identified the most affordable and operational solutions. The evaluation of the test results led to the development of a common sustainability assessment framework at urban scale, together with a set of 8 regional assessment tools (CESBA MED SNTool) and an innovative decision making process. These were developed in order to support the development of energy efficiency plans for public buildings in the context of their surrounding neighbourhoods. The CESBA SNTool led to the MED Passport enabling the comparison of the performances of buildings and neighbourhoods, in line with the EC COM 2014 445. A CESBA MED network of cities was setup in order to maximise the transferability of results. Training courses and workshops were organised in the MED area. The project was part of the European CESBA initiative.
- exploited results from 10 previous EU projects and developed energy efficiency plans at neighbourhood level in five Mediterranean cities
- developed a CESBA MED Passport for public buildings, including a sustainable neighbourhood toolkit, and a training system
- organised a CESBA Sustainable MED Neighbourhood Award
- produced a booklet on best practices.
In particular, the University of Malta (UM) was involved in a number of key deliverable of this project including the creation of the CESBA Med e-Learning platform for professionals and for decision makers, the irganisation of Training in the Med Area, the first Sustaibaility Audit of the University of Malta, the creation of the CESBA med urban and Building Sustainbaility Assessment Tool and the organisation of the neighbourhood award.
CESBA Sprint Workshop 2018 Gozo-Malta
- improve the quality of life for inhabitants and minimize negative impacts on climate and resources
- collect knowledge on urban development;
- give visibility and share knowledge;
- contribute to the global SBE Urban Challenge.
- borderlines are streets, natural borders and legal borders
- 40.000 m² up to 160.000 m² ground area (200 m to 400 m)
- an area that can be crossed in a 10 to 15 minute walk
- cluster of 5 to 15 buildings
- 200 to 1,500 inhabitants.