SmartEnCity is testing smart solutions in the areas of energy, transport and ICT, demonstrating that their synergic use fosters sustainable, smart and resource-efficient urban environments in cities.
The project integrates planning and implementation of measures aimed to improve energy efficiency in several energy consuming sectors in cities, while increasing their supply of renewable energy. In addition, the project is developing a highly adaptable and replicable systemic approach towards urban transformation, which can be adapted in all European cities.
The underlying concept of the project is the Smart Zero Carbon City concept, where city's carbon footprint and energy demand are kept to a minimum through the use of advanced ICT technologies that save energy and help promote awareness; energy supply is entirely renewable and clean; and local energy resources are intelligently managed by aware citizens, as well as coordinated public and private stakeholders. This approach is implemented in the three selected cities of Vitoria-Gasteiz in Spain, Tartu in Estonia and Sonderborg in Denmark.
The three cities develop a number of coordinated actions aimed to reduce energy demand of the existing residential building stock through cost-effective low-energy retrofitting actions on a district scale, increase the share of renewable energy and deploy clean mobility solutions.