Do you know that a compact and diverse urban structure and energy efficiency design guidelines for areas and buildings reduce greenhouse gas emissions?
It is important to pay attention to how areas, places, buildings, and other assets will be managed and maintained in the long run. The energy rating of buildings and housing areas can generate good information and signal new opportunities for energy and emissions savings. Mixing different functions (e.g. housing, public and private services, and work places together with recreational areas) and taking advantage of opportunities to reduce the energy consumption in housing allow for high levels of potential savings. However, adaptation measures are also required (e.g. buffer areas, upgrading waste water systems) because of the extreme weather events.
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