Case study 2 – Province of Treviso

The Province of Treviso in Italy has a role of promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in public buildings and in the provincial area.

trevisoIn the field of urban planning, the Province will focus on the task to develop the Province Territorial Urban Plan, the tool for the planning of the urban development. The Province of Treviso identifies as focus for the case study and training objectives the Eco Industrial parks, with the aim to define a model of sustainable areas answering to the quality elements of urban planning, architectural, ecological and environmental. The areas will have an adequate infrastructure of common systems and services, in relation to the company needs, of the territory characters and of the environmental constraints, in order provide advantages to the territory and for the companies’ competitiveness.

The implementation case proposed by the Province of Treviso is directly linked to the Province Territorial Coordination Plan, (approved by the Regional Counsel on 23.3.2010), which is the tool for the general planning of the urban development. In the document the objectives and the main elements of the Province territorial development are set in line with the socio-economic strategic development and with the main geological, hydrogeological and landscape characters. Sustainable development and boosting of renewable energy resources utilisation is one of the priorities of the Plan (Paragraph 3.14) and it’s a main guideline also for the Municipalities’ planning activities and infrastructures development.

One of the main focuses of the pilot action of the Province of Treviso, as specified in the Provincial Territorial Coordination Plan, is the development of green industrial areas, where the energy efficiency is the main focus and the actors operating inside the industrial areas (companies, local administration, green services providers) will define jointly concrete actions for energy savings. A second set of activities is focused on the energy efficiency in public buildings, first of all the Province offices and then also schools and other public buildings by the adoption of solar energy and other renewable energy sources adoption.