About Innsbruck

Innsbruck, capital of Austria’s western state of Tyrol, is a city in the Alps that's long been a destination for winter sports. Innsbruck is also known for its Imperial and modern architecture. The Nordkette funicular, with futuristic stations designed by architect Zaha Hadid, climbs up to 2,256m from the city center for skiing in winter and hiking or mountaineering in warmer months.

Innsbruck is aware of the importance of promoting sustainable development of its living space. This understanding has been shown in recent years with studies and plans for environmental and urban development. The most recent step in this direction occurred with the drafting of the Innsbruck energy plan (IEP) from 2008-2011, which proposed a model scenario for providing heat in the building sector by 2025. The project “Active Innsbruck” was initiated to study important energy topics not explicitly covered in the IEP (transportation and power generation) as well as to develop a specific action plan.

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