ICT - Information and Communication Technologies

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The conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities, taking place in Budapest on 2 & 3 October 2017, will bring together creative thinkers and decision-makers in urban planning, sustainable energy, mobility, ICT, smart business models and user-centric innovation. High level city representatives will debate the transformation of European cities, while smart cities projects will showcase innovative solutions and discuss crucial steps on the path to a smarter city.  
Post date: 6 Sep 2017
Type: News

Open Dynamic System for Holistic energy Management of the dynamics of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas     Odysseus, a EU funded project under FP7, developed a decision support system (Open Dynamic System or ODYS) to support the management of energy supply, demand and storage in urban areas using an open integration platform.  
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded project GAIA (Green Awareness In Action) aims to promote positive behavioural changes within communities regarding energy consumption/awareness.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded Project OrbEEt (ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices) aims to introduce an innovative solution to facilitate public and social engagement to action for energy efficiency by providing real-time assessments of the energy impact and energy-related organisational behaviour.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) ACE-Retrofitting project (Accelerating Condominium Energy Retrofitting) aims to facilitate the implementation of low-carbon, energy and climate protection strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in NWE.  
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded Project SENSIBLE (Storage Enabled Sustainable Energy for Buildings and Communities) aims to develop, demonstrate and evaluate a storage-enabled sustainable energy supply for buildings and communities. The project is working towards achieving the 2030 target set by the European Union, namely to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40% and create a sustainable energy supply.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Flexibility Activated Zero Energy Districts     Rennovates is a holistic systemic deep renovation concept using smart services and developing smart energy-based communities resulting in energy-neutral housing – up to and beyond Zero Net Energy – by reducing energy consumption and maximizing the use of renewable energy.  
Post date: 7 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The H2020 ENTROPY project aims to design and deploy an innovative IT ecosystem targeting at improving energy efficiency through consumers understanding, engagement and behavioural changes.  
Post date: 3 Aug 2017
Type: Link

This website is linked to an ongoing study (ending July 2018) that will provide technical support to the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission (EC) in order to feed the negotiations and decision process regarding potentially setting up a ‘Smart Readiness Indicator for Buildings’, as mentioned in the proposal by the EC for a revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive-EPBD (where it was called "smartness indicator").
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: Link

Heating consumption in the residential sector in Europe is around 2300 TWh/y, Domestic Hot Water (DHW) consumption reaches 500 TWh/y, while cooling consumption is less than 100 TWh/y.   The EU funded BuildHEAT Project (Standardised approaches and products for the systemic retrofit of residential Buildings, focusing on HEATing and cooling consumptions attenuation) aims to drive change in the construction sector, bring information and coherence onto the market, facilitating the decision making and planning processes through:  
Post date: 20 Jun 2017
Type: Link