GOOD PRACTICE TEMPLATELandscape Propensity for Renewable Energy PlantsTitle of the measure/initiative: Landscape Propensity for Renewable Energy Plants in theTown of San Miniato (PI) (Degree Thesis 2009-2010)Name of the organisation: Università degli Studi di GenovaStatus of the organisation: University - Faculty of ArchitectureAddress: University of GenuaContact person: Arch. Ciardelli Chiara (Supervisors Prof. Brancacci and Prof. Gibelli)Phone: _____________________ Fax: _____________________E-mail: email@example.comWeb site : _____________________Topic (multiple answers are possible) x Public Sector Private Sector Large Industrial Buildings x Solar Plants District Heating x Wind x Biomass x Geothermal energy Energy saving Energy efficiency Energy concepts x Other, please specify ___Territorial / Urbanistic Planning______Stakeholders (multiple answers are possible) Citizens Households Property owners x Policymakers x Local and regional authorities x Energy service company (ESCO’s) x Architects and engineers Other, please specify ____________________________________________
BACKGROUNDThis is a methodology useful to identify the areas more suited for the installation of renewableenergy plants within the current regulations on environmental and landscape conservation.The specific case study in the thesis degree deals with the territory of the municipality of SanMiniato (PI) in the Tuscany Region.OBJECTIVESThe study aims to develop new methodologies in order to take into account the energy factorin the planning tools: the use of alternative energy sources becomes a tool for the ecologicalrestoration.PROCESSThe methodology starts from the description of the landscape areas (hills, plains, riverside…)in the territory. Then for every identified area there are the following steps: Analysis of energy consumption (both settlements and productions) Evaluation, by means of ecological indicators, of landscape integrity and transformation propensity, both ongoing and potential Assessment , trough a SWOT analysis, of the energy capability of every territorial area identified in the case studyFINANCIAL RESOURCES AND PARTNERSThis case study has been developed within a thesis degree work at the Faculty of Architectureof University of Genua, during the 2009-2010.RESULTSThis work aims to give to policy makers and planners some tools to evaluate the energycomponent in planning phases, in order to avoid to mis-estimate the real capability of a territory to produce to use the renewable sources as a real ecological compensation to finally reach the energy neutralityLESSONS LEARNED AND REPEATABILTYThe applied procedure uses urban planning indicators and SWOT analysis starting from theseindicators values; the real difficulty is often the data availability and the necessity to usetheoretical estimate values: but this point underlines more and more the importance of anmultidisciplinary approach starting from the assertion that the landscape is changing and thatenergy is not only data but also landscape!
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