The first three months of 2021 have been really busy at Vitoria Gasteiz and quite a few new façades appear in Coronación Demo District.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The SmartEnCity project partner, Sonderborg supply (Sønderborg Forsyning), is ready with a new waste system. Sonderborg is the Denmark’s first municipality in sorting into 10 fractions. The goal is to recycle 50% of household waste by 2022.