ENACE’s (Entidad Nacional de Certificadores de Edificación) which is a nonprofit organization bringing together architects and engineers with specific training in energy efficiency in buildings whose aim is to generate confidence in the market and the overall general population regarding energy performance in the certification of buildings has just had their proposal accepted as an eligible commitment under the European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities.
The European Innovation Partnership for Smart Cities and Communities consists of the High Level Group (supported by its Sherpa Group) and the Smart Cities Stakeholder Platform (http://eu-smartcities.eu).
The Invitation for Commitments closed on 15 June. More than 350 commitments were submitted by around 2500 partners. On 13 August, the Smart Cities & Communities Team announced that ENACE’s commitment number 6336 “will be an important part in our common effort to build a dynamic market-place for smart city projects and solutions in Europe”. On the 15th of September all commitments will be published on an online marketplace. The kick-off cluster of this action is the start of the implementation phase of the partnership and will happen on October 9th.
The Partnership (EIP-SCC) combines Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), energy management and transport management to come up with innovative solutions to the major environmental, societal and health challenges facing European cities today.
With the aim of coming up with scalable and transferable solutions to contribute to the EU’s 20/20/20 climate action goals, it looks to reduce high energy consumption, green-house-gas emissions, bad air quality and congestion of roads.
The Partnership aims to overcome bottlenecks impeding the changeover to smart cities, to co-fund demonstration projects and to help coordinate existing city initiatives and projects, by pooling its resources together.
It ultimately looks to establish strategic partnerships between industry and European cities to develop the urban systems and infrastructures of tomorrow.
See also http://www.enace.es and http://ec.europa.eu/eip/smartcities/