Sustainable Places (SP) annual international conference series for 5 years (2013 – 2017) has brought together each year between 100 and 150 attendees ranging from industrial executives, scientists, researchers, and engineers – from academic and technical institutes and from leading organizations from around the world to advance one of the greatest challenge that our societies and their urban planners have ever faced: The need to enhance the sustainability of places ensuring long-term environmental security.
Post date: 26 Feb 2018
This white paper from the global consulting company ICF, describes the potential of smart thermostats. According to the authors, smart thermostats can save at least 8 - 10% in heating and cooling energy. Moreover, they provide a versatile out-of-the box platform for demand response, revenue generation, grid optimisation and customer engagement. This puts utilities in a great position to adopt this technology as part of energy- and cost saving programmes for their customers.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
This page of the ENERGY STAR website provides all the documents describing the requirements and manufacturer commitments for the certification of connected thermostats. Smart thermostats were added to the ENERGY STAR certification programme in January 2017. In order to get the certificate, manufacturers are required to provide heating and cooling data from at least 1,000 homes collected for over a year from across the United States. A minimum threshold of energy savings has to be met compared to a baseline home, i.e.
Post date: 4 Dec 2017
Learnings for the development of the Smartness Indicator from an Austrian research and demonstration project
by Susanne Geissler (SERA energy & resources, Vienna)
This Overview Article presents selected findings of the recently completed project SCDA – Smart City Demo Aspern with importance for the ongoing development of the Smartness Indicator.
The Smartness Indicator - Status Quo
Post date: 22 Nov 2017
CEDE 2017, organised by Central European Energy Partners (CEEP) in collaboration with the European Commission, will take place on 11 December 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Balancing energy production and consumption in energy efficient smart neighbourhoods
The e-balance project, funded under the FP7-ICT programme of the EU, aims at integrating the energy customers into the future smart-grids in order to address future environmental problems with holistic technical solutions based on ICT, new business models and citizens’ behaviour under real world conditions.
Post date: 1 Aug 2017
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
Intelligent Buildings, Energy, Mobility, ICT & Emergency Management Exhibition and Forum
Post date: 5 Jul 2017
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 67: Energy Flexible Buildings” in 2014. The project will run till 2019.
The objectives of the project are to:
Post date: 4 Jul 2017
The session will focus on the replication potential of the energy-related smart solutions being implemented in the SCC1 Lighthouse cities.
The Smart Cities and Communities lighthouse projects are funded by the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, with the aim of bringing together cities, industry and citizens to demonstrate solutions and business models that can be scaled up and replicated, and that lead to measurable benefits in energy and resource efficiency, new markets and new jobs.
Post date: 16 Jun 2017