Green-city technology ready for UK-wide roll-out
UK cities are not yet taking advantage of 10 simple technologies that can make urban living more sustainable.
A report called Smarter, greener cities: ten ways to modernise and improve UK urban infrastructure was released Wednesday by the GIB, outlining solutions for dealing with infrastructure problems caused by the UK’s continuously growing cities.
They include anaerobic digestion, district heating networks, LED street lighting, combined heat and power schemes, low carbon transport and building energy efficiency.
The GIB says investment in these technologies will help cities and the wider UK to meet its environmental commitments by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving energy efficiency, cutting landfill waste, recycling more, and increasing the amount of renewable energy produced by cities.