Vauban, the ecological district of Freiburg

A district that saves energy by 28 gigajoules each year ensures a reduction in CO2 emissions 2,100 tons and saves mineral resources equal to 1,600 tons. Is called Vauban and is the ecological district of Freiburg, Germany. It houses 5,600 inhabitants who, thanks to their cooperation, are able to satisfy all sorts of social, cultural, economic and environmental needs!

The Vauban district is spread over an area of ​​38 hectares, its birth dates back to 1993 when the municipality of Friborg bought the site of the former Vauban barracks in France and started planning a district based on renewable energies. The green district is about to turn 20 and the world is seen as a model for setting up other cities. Vauban has also managed to set new housing standards with a vademecum of rules and directives for the adoption of ever higher models energy efficiency. Just think about improving theenergy efficiency of all new buildings by reducing the energy requirement for each square meter of living space, from 100 kWh to 65 kWh.


The gem within the gem
As if the high energy standards were not enough, Vauban can boast an even greener suburb! These are 100 passive housing units, or building constructions (houses or offices) that independently produce the energy necessary to satisfy their energy requirements this thanks to the construction of cogeneration plants, integrated systems of electrical networks and the wide use of solar power.


L'energy efficiency that characterizes the buildings of Veuban alongside a virtuous and equally loyal transport system: it is forbidden to park cars in front of the houses and the roadways are designed to discourage the transit of vehicles. There urban mobility focuses on public transport or neighborhood strategies where points of public interest are located a short distance from inhabited centers.

Video: Schulfilm: Wohnen im Vauban DVD. Vorschau (October 2020).