4. Building Ecodesign

Much of the public transport infrastructure across Europe was built during the 20th Century, when environmental standards were weaker than today’s and when saving energy was not high on the political and business agenda. Since then, we have experienced exponential growth in new technology and product development, alongside a heightened awareness of the need for sustainable design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings. Renovating old, inefficient metro or light-rail stations, depots and workshops offers operators a chance to harness these new developments and to achieve significant energy and CO2 reductions, lower operational costs and increase their overall sustainability.

The Ticket to Kyoto project has been an excellent opportunity for partners to exchange information and expertise on the different ways that public transport companies integrate energy and GHG reduction in the design of their operational buildings.