The structure presented here and the underlying objectives follow the resolution of the Smart City Wien Framework Strategy 2014. The adaptation to the updated version of the Smart City Wien Framework Strategy will follow shortly.

In order to meet the high aspirations of the Smart City Wien objectives, a new ambitious framework has to be established in the area of new building construction. Energetic standards, particularly in regards to city areas and quarters in connection with new energy supply systems, have to be newly defined in this context and the thematic areas buildings, energy and energy systems have to be collaboratively worked out. New buildings are already planned and built in accordance with very high energy efficiency standards (low-energy standards or its derivative). In this process, energy and heating systems are considered as well.

Objectives in the area Buildings:

  • Per capita final energy consumption for heating, cooling and hot water in buildings falls by 1% per annum, and the associated per capita CO2 emissions by 2% per annum.
  • From 2025 onwards, the heating energy requirements of new buildings are covered by renewables or district heating as standard.
  • Buildings are used for greening and for the generation of solar energy.
  • From 2030 onwards, site- and use-specific planning and construction processes to maximise conservation of resources are standard practice in new builds and refurbishment projects.
  • In 2050, 80% of building components and materials from demolitions and major refurbishment projects are reused or recycled.

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