Zero Carbon Resorts - ZCR

Building Energy Autonomous Resorts Creating Appropriate Technology Solutions

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The SWITCH-Asia "Zero Carbon Resorts" project sought to enable tourism SMEs, such as hotels and resorts, to provide their energy services in an efficient, cost effective, and environmentally sound way. By providing the SMEs in Palawan and other parts of the Philippines with the access to energy-saving measures and new green technologies, the dependence on fossil fuels could be lessened.

The project applied the 3R strategy: Reduce-Replace-Redesign. The first step was to reduce the energy consumption in hotels and resorts, and the second step was to replace inefficient fossil-based devices with better, greener technologies. In the Redesign stage, a showcase "Zero Carbon Cottage" had been built in Palawan, which operated using solar- and biomass-based energy generation systems.

Engineers, building and facility managers, environmental consultants, as well as hotel/resort staff members had increased their capacities and knowledge through a series of trainings. In parallel, local production of renewable materials and green technologies had been promoted.

Duration: 11/2009 - 4/2014

Total budget: EUR 2,108,859 (EU Contribution: 80%)

Contact

Dr. Robert Wimmer
GrAT Center for Appropriate Technology

Wiedner Hauptstrasse 8-10
A-1040 Vienna
Austria
Phone: +43 (0)1 58801 49523

ZCR@grat.at

http://www.zerocarbonresorts.eu/

Center for Appropriate Technology (GrAT) Center for Appropriate Technology (GrAT)
GrAT is a scientific association for R & D of Appropriate Technology based at Vienna University of Technology. GrAT is the project leader, representing the partners’ consortium, conducting actions and implementing appropriate technology solutions.
Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD)
PCSD is a multi-sector and interdisciplinary body, which under the law is charged with the governance, implementation and policy direction of the Strategic Environmental Plan (SEP) for Palawan Act. PCSD is responsible for organising actions in Palawan
Plataforma Solar de Almería Centro de Investigaciones Energética, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (PSA CIEMAT) Plataforma Solar de Almería Centro de Investigaciones Energética, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (PSA CIEMAT)
PSA-CIEMAT is the largest European centre for research, development and testing of concentrating solar technologies. PSA is responsible for technology transfer, with long experience in promotion and dissemination of renewable energy and desalination te
Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST)
ASSIST is a non-stock, non-profit international capacity building organisation that aims to achieve and witness meaningful changes to and for our planet and the people living on it. ASSIST’s responsibility is the design of project IEC materials (Coll
Impact Sheet Impact Sheet
In this final publication, the Zero Carbon Project (ZCR) project reported on the economic, social and environmental impacts as well as its achievements in terms of climate benefits, green finance, target group engagement, policy development and Europe-Asia cooperation. The project has completed in 2014.

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fact sheet

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Daluyon Resort ZCR Success Story

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Sangkat Resort ZCR Success Story

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Kokusnuss Resort ZCR Success Story

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Project Progress Sheet 2011

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Poster

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ZCR Project Presentation Oct 2011

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