On the 5th of November, members of the Council’s ‘Future Cities’ team attended the inaugural meeting of project STEEP in San Sebastian, Spain. The STEEP project (Systems Thinking for comprehensive city Efficient Energy Planning), is a two year, EC funded project which aims to develop a new approach to energy master-planning. Over the next two years, the Future Cities team will work in collaboration with the University of Bristol as well as the local authorities in San Sebastian and Florence to develop an innovative approach to energy efficiency.
The project will use a new ‘systems thinking’ approach to understand how energy is used, managed and could be made more efficient in the new Temple Quarter Enterprise zone. This learning will then be applied at a city level, to create an energy master-plan for Bristol as a whole.
The ‘Kick-off’ meeting was a great success, with partners from each participating city discussing how the project will be implemented over the next two years, as well as holding a press-conference to communicate the start of the project.
We will be providing regular updates about the project but for further information regarding STEEP , please contact Jon Brookes: firstname.lastname@example.org