Solutions in Vitoria-Gasteiz:
- Summary of Vitoria-Gasteiz' demo activities and conclusions
Project Partner VISESA has elaborated a summary of Vitoria-Gasteiz' activities in demo district Coronación with an analysis of the progress and conclusions as per April 2020.
- Vitoria-Gasteiz retrofitting package
As one of the city’s most vulnerable neighborhood, the Coronación district saw a considerable number of residential buildings fully renovated, including their facades, insulation, windows and doors.
- Urban management system
The city platform developed in Vitoria-Gasteiz integrates all the existing ICT systems and enables to monitor the use of energy in the retrofitted buildings as well as to provide feedback to and get feedback from the citizens.
- Biomass district heating system
In addition to the retrofitting activities, a biomass heating network will be deployed in Vitoria-Gasteiz, leading to better energy prices, lower maintenance and operation costs and improved safety.
- Citizen engagement strategy for the retrofitting package
As there are no local housing associations in the city, Vitoria-Gasteiz has prepared a citizen engagement strategy that helps to communicate and negotiate with each apartment owner of the pilot.
- The new Smart Electric Bus (BEI) - Electrification of the the city's public transport
The deployment of high capacity and 100% electric public transport is crucial for sustainable mobility and to achieve carbon neutral cities in the near future. Therefore, the incorporation of 13 smart electric buses in Vitoria-Gasteiz' public transport was a major milestone.
Solutions in Tartu:
- Tartu retrofitting package
The main idea of retrofitting activities in Tartu is to turn the Soviet-time “khrushchyovkas” into “smartovkas” buildings that offer an energy-efficient and high-quality living environment to the pilot area residents.
- District cooling station that uses residual heat
A new district cooling system was installed in Tartu’s pilot area buildings involving a heat pump that produces heat for the district heating system by using residual heat from cooling.
- Reusing old EV batteries
Tartu has quite a large electric taxi fleet and seeks to repurpose these EV batteries by developing an energy storage solution that allows to partially recharge electric taxis with renewable energy that is produced on-site with PV panels.
- Public bike sharing system
As an additional mobility solution that the City of Tartu funded itself, an electric bike sharing system was set up, including 69 parking locations spanning across the entire city for maximum use and comfort.
- Gas buses in the whole city
The City of Tartu has purchased 64 brand new biogas buses to serve the public transportation network – this is a major step towards the goal of making public transportation 100% based on gas in Tartu.
- Smart home solution
In addition to the retrofitting package that will see Tartu’s pilot area buildings fully renovated, the apartments will be supplied with a smart home system that connects to the Cumulocity cloud platform and enables data exchange and monitoring.
- LED lights with smart controllers
A smart street light control system that is based on a wireless mesh technology is now installed in more than 320 new LED street lights in Tartu, including a number of detectors and sensors.
- Technical consultations and community meetings
For the retrofitting activities to succeed in Tartu, the respective housing associations need to be engaged and supported throughout the planning and implementation process – for this, several consultation measures are used.
- Lecture series “Planning an energy-efficient city”
In order to disseminate expert knowledge and educate citizens on various topics that relate to the development of smart cities, a lecture series has been launched in cooperation with the University of Tartu.
- Art solutions for pilot area buildings
In addition to the full renovation of the pilot area buildings, the City of Tartu organised an international art competition for finding artists who will create unique artworks for the pilot building facades.
- Study on attitudes towards technologies and the environment
The University of Tartu will conduct a study on the pilot area residents’ attitudes towards technologies and the environment, exploring aspects like environmental awareness, actual behavior and consumption patterns.
- Social innovation experiments
A number of social innovation models will be experimented with in Tartu in order to facilitate behavioral change and mutual learning among the residents of the pilot area and Tartu as a whole.
Solutions in Sonderborg:
- New biogas buses and biogas filling stations
As a zero-carbon mobility solution, 44 new energy-efficient buses fueled by biogas; improved digital services notifying users of departures etc. on apps and displays at major hubs; each of the new buses can carry 4 bikes on board, allowing a combined trip.
- Citizen engagement program
As part of Sonderborg’s official strategy to become a zero-carbon emission community by 2029, a citizen engagement program has been developed for involving citizens and local housing associations in retrofitting activities.
- Sonderborg retrofitting package
In Sonderborg, a total of 7 social housing departments will be fully retrofitted to reduce energy consumption, improve indoor climate and support Sonderborg in becoming a carbon-neutral city in 2029.
- Public electrical vehicle charging points
In total 31 EV chargers have been installed in the Sonderborg area. The implementation of public electrical vehicle chargers not only increases the available infrastructure but also serves as a awareness raising point in the city.
- Solar cells with battery storage in housing associations
The combination of solar cell plants with a battery storage solution forms a reasonable alternative to feeding the produced electricity into the public grid.
- Sonderborg ICT Platform
Sonderborg's long term vision is to build a Digital Ecosystem for city data and services by integrating various data inputs and sensor systems together into one City ICT Platform, where anyone could add their own Value Services and ingetrate them into the provided city platform.
- Roadmap2025 - The Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) of Sonderborg
How to become CO2 neutral by 2029? Sonderborg municipality has compiled the Roadmap2025 using the Integrated Energy Planning approach "Cities4ZERO" methodology, which was developed within SmartEnCity project.