SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz finds international recognition
SmartEnCity plays a leading role in the March & April 2021 issue of “Edifícios e Energia” Portuguese magazine. Our European Project leads the segment dedicated to case studies and best practices on sustainable districts, focused on the interventions on the building stock and energy use.
New façades in Coronación Demo District
The first three months of 2021 have been really busy at Vitoria Gasteiz and quite a few new façades appear in Coronación Demo District.
More Green Ambassadors fostering the green transition in Sonderborg
Following the Green Ambassadors model in Sonderborg, Residents from the housing associations GAB, NAB and Danbo participated in "Green Ambassador" training at EUC Syd. Knowledge, strengthened cooperation and motivation must inspire other residents to climate actions and participation.
Green Ambassadors support the green transition in Sonderborg
The residents of one of the SmartEnCity involved housing association SAB met in October 2020 to learn more about how they can support Sonderborg´s climate transition through joint efforts. They will act as Green Ambassadors towards citizens promoting the housing association's green transition.
New SmartEnCity Network Bulletin March 21 released
In this edition of the Network Bulletin, the main topic is energy efficiency. Learn about the developments in our Lighthouse Cities Sonderborg, Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz and have a glimpse at the EU-corner.
New video on smart developments in Lighthouse City Tartu
This video shows in an entertaining and informative way which developments the city has been able to realise in the past years in framework of SmartEnCity project.
Tartu’s new Action Plan “Tartu Energy 2030” is nearing completion
On 16 February, more than 30 people gathered together for a virtual meeting to hear the city government’s feedback to the public’s ideas and suggestions for the new Sustainable and Energy Climate Action Plan of Tartu, namely “Tartu Energy 2030”.
Success story of Lighthouse City Tartu: New biogas buses made 12 million trips last year
According to ticket sales data, in 2020, the new biogas buses in Tartu operated by Go Bus travelled 4.5 million kilometers and made 12 million trips. By using clean fuel, the amount of CO2 emissions prevented added up to 2000 tons.
Follower City Asenovgrad is on its way to a zero-carbon future
Municipality of Asenovgrad endorsed its commitment to sustainable development through the adoption of Integrated Energy and Climate Plan (IECP) setting the vision of Asenovgrad as a carbon-neutral city by 2050.
Public Private Partnerships Guideline
Municipalities across Europe play a key role in closing the gap between need for change related to more energy efficient buildings and the lack of action due to numerous barriers. Creating local private public partnerships (PPP) driven by municipalities has shown a promising way forward. This guideline created by SmartEnCiy project partner ProjectZero is made for public officials in small and medium-sized municipalities around Europe looking for inspiration for an actionable and effective approach to improve energy efficiency in the existing building stock.