SmartEnCity project in Lighthouse City Tartu is not only about converting old Soviet era apartment buildings into modern energy efficient dwellings – “from hrustsovka to smartovka!” – but also to make them smart in every sense of the word: each retrofitted apartment in the Tartu pilot area has been or will be equipped with a smart home system and various sensors which allow controlling the internal climate of the apartment as well as monitoring energy consumption.
The Network Bulletin no.17 is offering details on the SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition, an online training course for cities and decision makers, consisting of 4 lessons (all happening in 2020) and coming up in a new, interactive format. Find his and more info about a new Network member as well as the efforts of our Lighthouse Cities in our latest edition. Happy New Year and enjoy reading!
On 4 December 2019, nearly 80 pilot area residents gathered in Tartu for another pilot area information event. As the holidays are just around the corner, participants were served (non-alcoholic) mulled wine and gingerbread in addition to pastries and snacks, to help everyone to get in the holiday spirit.
On 10 December, the EU Energy Day at COP25 is taking place in Madrid, Spain. The Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse project SmartEnCity will be represented by its Project Coordinator Francisco Rodríguez Pérez-Curiel from Tecnalia as part of the thematic session on "Accelerating Innovation for the European Green Deal”.
From 19-21 November, SmartEnCity representatives participated in this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Get the latest news and read the brand new SEC Network Bulletin - this month reporting from the 4th Estonian Smart City Club meeting (the national based SmartEnCity Network in Estonia). Furthermore, you can read about the latest initiatives of one of the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities – Sonderborg, Denmark. Learn about how the city transition its Roadmap2025 integrated energy plan into execution and find out more about the 100% Climate Neutrality Conference and the Hackathon focused on Sonderborg´s climate and energy challenges.
Coronación Demo District in Vitoria Gasteiz is harnessing European resources to become more sustainable and to enhance citizens’ life quality. Two European projects SmartEnCity (GA 691883) and BIM Speed (GA 820553) are sharing two buildings from the demo district as case studies in two complementary approaches that may serve to fulfil both projects’ main objectives while providing the tenants with a higher comfort with cutting edge technologies applied in renovation.
On 7.- 8. November, SmartEnCity project partner University of Tartu organized a thematical session in the framework of Tartu's Planning Conference 2019.
Ilze Salnaja-Värv is the first tour guide to receive an official certification and approval to start offering a SmartEnCity themed tour to visitors of Tartu.
On October 29, representatives of five Estonian cities and rural governments met in Valga, Estonia, for the fourth meeting of the Estonian Smart City Club. Participating were representatives of Tartu, Elva, Tapa, Valga and Paide, in addition to the SmartEnCity project partners Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS)and Tartu Regional Energy Agency (TREA).