Dr. Ursula Eicker: Technologies, Tools and Strategies for Zero carbon cities
With approximately 70 % of the global CO2 emissions and around 67 % of the world´s energy consumption, cities play a major role for climate change mitigation. Finding ways to manage energy and resources efficiently is crucial to achieve the ambitious CO2 reduction goals set by the Paris agreement. Renewable integration and energy efficiency in the building, transport and industry sector have to contribute to the transformation. Sharing of resources and circular economy concepts are equally important. The presentation discusses the role and needs of an urban data and modeling platform to derive concrete scenarios for a smart, sustainable and resilient city.
Ursula Eicker is a German physicist, Head of the Institute of Applied Research, University of Applied Sciences, as well as Scientific Director of the Research Center for Sustainable Energy Technologies. She has been directing international research projects in the fields of energy efficiency in buildings and urban districts and sustainable energy supply systems for more than 20 years. Eicker will join the Gina Cody School`s Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering in August 2019.