logo_cesba-alps_landscapeProject description: 

The CESBA Alps project will be part of the transnational CESBA initiative, ensuring the durability and transferability of results across Alpine space regions.

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 sustainability 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.

Total budget: 2.818.739,22 € (with ERDF co-financing: 2.209.778,34 €)

Project website: http://www.alpine-space.eu/projects/cesba-alps/en/home