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Project Identification


Project acronym: CESBA Alps

Programme priority: Priority 2 - Low Carbon Alpine Space

Programme priority specific objective: SO2.1 - Establish transnationally integrated low carbon policy instruments

Start date: 16.12.2015

Closure date: 15.06.2019

ERDF Co-Financing: € 2.209.778,31 / 85%

Total Project Budget: € 2.599.739,20

CESBA Budget: € 150.060,00

CESBA Co-Financing Rate: € 127.551,00/ 85%

Project summary

Currently available sustainability assessment tools cover buildings and small urban areas, with no support for the territorial scale, typical in the rural, low density Alpine regions. The project aims to facilitate the development, exchange, and implementation of innovative policies and plans at territorial level based on common assessment tools. By developing a transnational assessment framework and a strategy for sustainable and low carbon territories, the project will improve the sustainability of the Alpine built environment. Through objective criteria and indicators, the tools will support in the sutainability assessment of a territory, the definition of objective performance targets, the decision making in planning processes at territorial level and the implementation and monitoring of effective low carbon policies, therefore fostering innovative practices at the territorial level among all stakeholders. Main outputs include: a generic transnational assessment framework for assessment at territorial scale, a set of harmonized, regionally contextualized assessment tools for territories, a guideline for the implementation of assessment tools in policies and territorial plans, a toolbox for the adoption of strategies for sustainable and low carbon territories, the creation of Local CESBA Committees. The CESBA Alps project will be part of the transnational CESBA initiative, ensuring the durability and transferability of results across Alpine space regions.

Project Partners

Lead Partner: Regione Piemonte, (IT) cesba.alps@regione.piemonte.it

Regionalentwicklung Vorarlberg eGen, (AT) peter.steurer@regio-v.at

CESBA - Common European Sustainable Built Environment Assessment, (AT) office@cesba.eu

Munich University of Applied Sciences, (DE) steidl@hm.edu

Auvergne Rhônalpénergie Environnement, (FR) etienne.vienot@auvergnerhonealpes-ee.fr

EnviroBAT-BDM, (FR) vsancho@envirobatbdm.eu

iiSBE Italia R&D srl, (IT) info@iisbeitalia.org

Regione Lombardia, (IT) filippo_dadone@regione.lombardia.it

Regione del Veneto, (IT) franco.alberti@regione.veneto.it

Liechtenstein Institute for Strategic Development, (LI) pdroege@eurisd.org

E-Zavod, (SI) sash@ezavod.si

Project Observers

Public landed properties establishment for Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, (FR) p.quere@epfpaca.com

Environment Agency Austria, (AT) peter.tramberend@umweltbundesamt.at

Municipality of Naklo, (SI) tomaz.plibersek@obcina-naklo.si

Belluno Dolomiti Architectural Fundation, (IT) fondazione@fabd.it

Willy A. Küchler Advisory, (CH) willykuechler@gmail.com

Veneto Region, (IT) segreteria@comunecortinadapezzo.it

Regional Development Wachau Dunkelsteinerwald, (AT) schimek@wachau-dunkelsteinerwald.at

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Enineering and Architecture, (CH) sonja.geier@hslu.ch

Association of freelanced architects of Germany e.V. (VfA) in Bavaria / ASA- Alexander Schwab Architects Ltd., (DE) schwab@asa-architekten.com

District Government of Upper Bavaria / Department 3 - Design and Construction, (DE) schristian.schiebel@reg-ob.bayern.de

Assembly of Eropean Wine Regions, (FR) arev@arev.org

Municipality of Feltre, (IT) valter.bonan@comune.feltre.bl.it

National Association of Italian Municipalities (IT) anci.piemonte@comune.torino.it

B&SU – acting as the National Office of the European Energy Award, (DE) rlohe@bsu-berlin.de

Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management Division I/5 - Mobility, Transport, Noise, (AT) werner.thalhammer@bmlfuw.gv.at

University of Applied Science Rosenheim, (DE) wolfgang.alversammer@fh-rosenheim.de

Regional Government Agency of Environment, urban Planning and Housing (FR) perrine.prigent@developpement-durable.gouv.fr

Graz University of Technology - Institute of Technology and Testing of Building Materials - Working Group Sustainability Assessment (AT) Alexander.Passer@tugraz.at

Dr Wibmer Development Consulting, (AT) office.wibmer@snw.at

FEDARENE - European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment, (BE) fedarene@fedarene.org

RARE - Network of Regional Energy Agencies, (FR) rare@rare.fr


WP 0 Preparation

WP 1 Management

Activity 1.1 General Project Management

Activity 1.2 Steering Commettee (SC) setting-up and decision making

Activity 1.3 Internal Quality Control (IQC)

Activity 1.4 Project Meetings Management (preparation, moderation, documentation)

Activity 1.5 Project closure

WP 2 Sustainability Assessment Tools for Alpine Space Territories

Activity 2.1 Development of a generic sustainability assessment framework for alpine territories (CESBA Sustainable Territories Tool)

Activity 2.2 KPIs, CESBA Passport and ATLAS for the Alpine Space territories

Activity 2.3 Development of regional contextualised assessment tools at territorial scale

Activity 2.4 Implementation of CESBA STT

Activity 2.5 WP Coordination

WP 3 Pilot testing: territorial assessment and training

Activity 3.1 CESBA LocalCommittees (CLCs)

Activity 3.2 Test of the assessment tools on pilot territories

Activity 3.3 Comparison of KPIs and CESBA Passport Validation

Activity 3.4 Training material development and courses

Activity 3.5 WP coordination

WP 4: Innovative policies for sustainable territories

Activity 4.1 Policies and plans - State of art in the Alpine Space

Activity 4.2 Innovative policy implementation feasibility

Activity 4.3 Guide to the adoption of territorial assessment tools

Activity 4.4 Toolbox towards CESBA Label

Activity 4.5 WP coordination

WP 5 Communication:

Activity 5.1 A clear communication strategy (at regional, national and European level) is formulated at the start by capitalizing on previous project outcomes: the cornerstone is the CESBA Wiki, developed in CABEE and ViSiBLE projects. Website and logo are created.

Activity 5.2 Based on the communication strategy, publications support events, disseminate key messages to stakeholders and ensure the knowledge transmission beyond the project duration.

Activity 5.3 Public events are held on regional level (in local language by each of the CLCs) and on international level (by the project or by CESBA).

Activity 5.4 Digital activities are one of the key implementation means of the communication strategy. Core items are CESBA Wiki, quarterly newsletters, Facebook and Twitter accounts, videos and Press releases.

Pilot Regions

CESBA Alps supports pilot testing and training on local level. 9 local CESBA Committees (CLCs) will be developed to implement and test the CESBA sustainable territories tool in the pilot regions. The 9 pilot regions are: Liechtenstein, Lombardia, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, Piemonte, Auvergne, Rhône Alpes, Slovenia, Upper Bavaria, Veneto and Vorarlberg (Leiblachtal).

Project Results

The project will contribute to the development of the CESBA initiative. The idea is to develop common transnational KPIs and assessment methods that any region in Europe and in the Alpine Space can take, contextualize and use. All outputs and deliverables will be fully transferable because public and open source. All project results are conceived to be easily transferred to any region in the Alpine Space. The diffusion and adoption of the assessment tools and KPIs developed in CESBA Alps by all Alpine regions is the key objective. To reach it, CESBA Local Committees will be implemented in each region initially as informal and collective initiatives with the perspective to evolve in local associations. The whole process will be managed by the association CESBA, originally established in the Alpine Space by the project NENA. CESBA Network will operate at Alpine Space level to promote the adoption of CESBA Alps outcomes in the regions that are not partner in the project. The high number of Regions participating, and some of them very involved in the EUSALP process (Lombardia, Rhône-Alpes) will allow them to disseminate results to their local authorities and to other regions. Transferability will also be ensured by the Fedarene, European association of regions with more than 70 members in the EU. . All outputs will be capitalized in the wiki cesba.eu, developed in Visible ASP project. This approach will ensure the durability of the project beyond the project duration

To facilitate the implementation of more effective policies and strategies aimed to improve the overall sustainability of a territory. CESBA Alps assessment tools will allow to measure the sustainability of a territory in an objective way trough quantitative indicators. Their implementation in policies and strategies for sustainable territories will allow to obtain more effective results.

To promote an integrated approach for the implementation of policy instruments targeted to improve the sustainability of territories. Assessment tools and territorial labels implemented in policy instruments support the adoption of an integrated process in territorial planning and development activities because they include indicators that address all the sustainability issues.

To promote a common methodology among European regions for the implementation of territorial scale policy instruments. The development of a common methodology for assessment process at territorial level to be used in future strategies and action plans will strengthen their implementation at local level. This kind of approach will allow to reach more effective results.

Project Social Media

CESBA Alps website

CESBA Alps facebook

CESBA Alps twitter

Promotional activities

Project Poster

Project Leaflet
CESBA ALPS LEAFLET (English version)

CESBA ALPS LEAFLET (Slovenian version)

CESBA ALPS LEAFLET (Italian version)

CESBA ALPS LEAFLET (German version)

CESBA ALPS LEAFLET (French version)

Video Messages







Project Newsletters

Newsletter 1/2016

Newsletter 2/2016

CESBA Newsletter 1/2017

Newsletter 1/2017

Newsletter 2/2017

Newsletter 1/2018

Newsletter 2/2018

Newsletter 3/2018

Newsletter 4/2018

Newsletter 5/2018

Newsletter 1/2019

Newsletter 2/2019

Newsletter 3/2019

Project Event Reports

EUSEW Energy Week Report, 05.-07.2018

CESBA Alps in Lombary Region, 06.06.2018

CESBA Alps in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, EUSEW18, 06.06.2018

Use of indicators in policies - EUSEW18 Side Event, 06.06.2018

Report on the International Summer School for energy change agents, 04.-08.06.2018

Energiedatenbank für die Ingenieure in Vorarlberg, 04.04.2018

Green - International fair of sustainable technologies and green liefestyle, 04.04.2018

Assises Européennes de la Transition Energétique Genf Report, 30.01.2018

International conferences in Brussels report, 11.-12.10.2017

CESBA Sprint Workshop Report, 18.-20.09.2017

Mobilität im Leiblachtal, 15.09.2017

World Sustainable Built Environment Conference Hong Kong Report, 05.-06.2017

Workshop on sustainability and circular economy, 11.05.2017

Congress - Die Energie der Alpen, 14.-16.11.2016

Reports on project results

Report on Project Results, April 2019, PP E-Zavod

Report on Project Results, Mai 2019, PP Regionalentwicklung Vorarlberg eGen

CESBA Alps Deliverables

Deliverables of the project CESBA Alps.