The City of Ghent seeks to promote economic sites that are energy-efficient, easily accessible and carefully manage natural resources and the increasingly scarce space. Among other things, these ambitions fit into the Local Climate Plan developed by the city in 2008 to reduce greenhouse gases by 20% by 2020. This plan consists of 105 actions to achieve a climate-neutral city by 2050.
To achieve this objective, a sustainability meter for economic sites has been developed through the ACE (Answers to the Carbon Economy) project. The various steps to be taken to ensure a sustainable project are clearly set out in this compendium. Sustainability and sustainable building are clearly defined and given concrete form.
The sustainability meter is available to use in the link below.