Hollerich Village, a planned “eco-district” in southern Luxembourg, will koin the ranks of the some of the greenest neighborhoods on the planet. Now a member of BioRegional’s One Planet Communities program, the city will promote sustainable living that aims to reduce the carbon footprints of its inhabitants.
The Schuler Group, the developer behind the community, is following a set of 10 principals that earned Hollerich Village its green status. The One Planet principals include:
|Zero carbon||Making buildings more energy efficient and delivering all energy with renewable technologies.|
|Zero waste||Reducing waste, reusing where possible, and ultimately sending zero waste to landfill.|
|Sustainable transport||Encouraging low carbon modes of transport to reduce emissions, reducing the need to travel.|
|Sustainable materials||Using sustainable healthy products, with low embodied energy, sourced locally, made from renewable or waste resources.|
|Local and sustainable food||Choosing low impact, local, seasonal and organic diets and reducing food waste.|
|Sustainable water||Using water more efficiently in buildings and in the products we buy; tackling local flooding and water course pollution.|
|Land use and wildlife||Protecting and restoring biodiversity and natural habitats through appropriate land use and integration into the built environment.|
|Culture and heritage||Reviving local identity and wisdom; supporting and participating in the arts.|
|Equity and local economy||Creating bioregional economies that support fair employment, inclusive communities and international fair trade.|
|Health and happiness||Encouraging active, sociable, meaningful lives to promote good health and well being.|
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