The guide explains the key steps to establishing an eco-community in London
A new guide on how to build low carbon communities has been launched this week by the London Energy Partnership.
The report, Guide to Developing an Energy Action Area, explains how to select an EAA and what the key steps to establishing an eco-community there are.
An EAA is defined as a geographical area that acts as a showcase for low carbon communities which use a range of sustainable energy technologies in different types of buildings.
There are currently four pilot EAAs in London: Barking Town centre in Barking and Dagenham, Elephant &Castle in Southwark, the Wembley redevelopment in Brent and Mitcham town centre in Merton.
A review of the EAAs is currently underway, with results expected in the summer.
London mayor Ken Livingstone said: “We need the best eco-design to ensure that our buildings are energy efficient and cut London’s contribution to climate change. This Guide is a excellent resource to help deliver major energy projects, which will forge the way forward in producing more sustainable energy.”