EBC Annex 2 Ekistics and Advanced Community Energy Systems


Status: Completed (1976-1978)

Operating Agent: The National Energy Council of the Ministry of Coordination of Greece



The project focused on community development based on the combined application of the science of ekistics and advanced community energy systems. Ekistics, as the science of human settlements, offers a detailed analytical matrix of the functional and social relationships in human settlements and is ideal for the correlation of energy parameters and synthesis of a genetic design and analysis tool and methodology for use by urban designers and engineers to maximise use of local energy resources, energy conservation and use of advanced energy systems on a community scale.

The objective was to develop a practical and widely applicable methodology for community design and analysis as a tool for achievement of maximised energy conservation in resources-limited environments.

Participants: Greece, USA