The SmartEnCity initiative has been implemented in three pioneering cities: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Tartu (Estonia), and Sonderborg (Denmark).
TECNALIA develops strategies that can be replicated throughout Europe to reduce energy demand and maximise the supply of renewable energy. The activities included the restoration of buildings, the integration of infrastructures, the development of sustainable mobility, and the smart use of ICTs.
The SmartEnCity initiative has been implemented in three pioneering cities: Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Tartu (Estonia), and Sonderborg (Denmark). The process will be further replicated in two following cities: Lecce (Italy) and Asenovgrad (Bulgaria).
TECNALIA promotes the SmartEnCity network for all those cities that show interest in replicating this approach in other European areas. TECNALIA spearheads this project, in collaboration with 35 partners from six countries with whom TECNALIA seeks to make Smart Zero Carbon Cities a reality throughout Europe.
The main results of Smart Zero Carbon Cities are the following:
- Modernisation of approximately 2,500 households and over 165,000 m2.
- Benefits for 29,300 inhabitants.
- Energy savings of approximately 30,000,000 kWh/year.
- CO2 reduction by 19,000 Tn/y.
- Greater use of renewable energy sources for heating.
- Smart lighting concepts.
- Innovative strategies for sustainable mobility (electrical vehicles, bicycles and car sharing, biogas buses, etc.)
Cities play a key role in the fight against climate change. Energy demands and CO2 emissions are especially high in urban areas. Urban density allows for the creation of more alternatives for energy-efficient households, environmentally-friendly transport, and the provision of services.
- Implemented case in the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz