SEMANTIC TOOLS FOR CARBON REDUCTION IN URBAN PLANNING Co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme Copenhagen, Denmark Sustainable city - The Copenhagen way  The North Harbour, Copenhagen, Denmark As an urban development project, the North Harbour shows how cities  can be both environmentally and economically sustainable without  losing out on quality of life or welfare. The North Harbour will be a  CO2 friendly city, and a place where it is easy to have a green  conscience. It will be easy to utilize environmentally sustainable  energy, heating and cooling solutions both in businesses and private  homes. District heating and cooling is planned to cover the entire area and  allows for flexibility in terms of supply technologies. In the short term,  well-known and well-tested sustainable energy sources will be used.  In the long term, the district energy infrastructure and connected heat  storage will ensure that the North Harbour will be able to use the future's most appropriate sustainable technologies and  sources of energy, for instance solar energy, wind energy and geothermal heat extracted from the ground deep below the  North Harbour. Also groundwater and are planned to be used for cooling purposes. Power consumption in the North Harbour will be kept at a minimum through the building design and the integration of  information technology to control and monitoring. Building and infrastructure will be subject to environmental impact  assessment and will be designed on the basis of principles aimed at keeping resource consumption, waste production and negative environmental impact to a minimum. The electricity required will be generated by wind turbines and, in the long term, also by solar cells. The future city district  of the North Harbour will be a world leader in the use of sustainable technologies. Visit the blog