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The E2District Project

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 696009.

Concept:    E2District is a three year European Commission Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation project formally entitled 'Energy Efficient Optimised District Heating and Cooling (DHC).   With 30% of the EU's energy needs ...
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The power of training and gamification: How to influence energy use behaviour

An EU initiative is utilising gamification and other strategies to change energy consumption habits in buildings.

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40 % of energy consumption and 36 % of CO2 emissions in the EU, according to the European Commission. It’s also widely accepted that to reduce the amount of energy used, consumers have to change...
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Smart applications for smarter cities: How the ICT platform "City on Cloud" is making the Turkish city of Tepebasi greener?

June 14th, 2019 at 16:00 (UTC+3) / 15:00 (UTC+2)   When Tepebasi Municipality decided to reduce its carbon footprint and become a greener and smarter city, it picked the Life Village, a community for the elderly and Alzheimer patients as...
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REPLICATE project – REnaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnologies

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programm under grant agreement N° 691735.

REPLICATE – REnaissance of PLaces with Innovative Citizenship And TEchnologies – is a European research and development project that aims to deploy integrated energy, mobility and ICT solutions in city districts.   There are three lead...
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Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology

5G networks no doubt have the technological specs necessary to power smart cities, but without careful design and planning the complexity of integrating everything from traffic to health care could prove overwhelming   Long-touted advances...
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OVERVIEW | How is the EU supporting BIM and ICT development in the buildings sector?

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is the process of creating and managing information digitally across a building life-cycle. This information included in the model is not just the 3D geometrical data such as width, height, and depth,...
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A City’s Mission to turn itself into an Urban Laboratory

On December 11, 2018, Smart Iruña Lab program selected 6 technological proposals that will be developed under the Smart City strategy of Pamplona   STARDUST’s Lighthouse City of Pamplona launched the Smart Iruña Lab, a...
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homes4life: European certification for ageing in place

Certification for ageing in place: the new European project “Homes4Life” kicks off.

Our living environments have a tremendous impact on our health and wellbeing. Ensuring their suitability and adaptability to people’s needs and preferences – including when these needs and preferences evolve over time – is one of the most...