After the completion of the retrofitting works of the second building in January, the cityscape of Vitoria-Gasteiz’ demo district again is marked by scaffolds, initiating the second phase of retrofitting works.
Past June 18th, Alberto Ortiz de Elgea, coordinator of the workpackage “Vitoria-Gasteiz Lighthouse Deployment” of SmartEnCity Project, participated in an event organised by Kursaal Green in Donostia – San Sebastián (Spain).
The first draft of the Tartu Energy 2030+ Plan (Tartu SECAP) is ready. On June 12, Tartu Regional Energy Agency and Tartu City presented the first strategy draft of the new Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan of Tartu named Tartu Energy 2030+.
On May 29, Lighthouse City Tartu was having its annual summer event. Again, this event was packed with useful information for the residents of the SmartEnCity pilot area. The meeting was focusing on the rights and claims of apartment owners and the obligations coming along with the maintenance of the new smart houses. Additionally, the new electric bikes and the bike sharing system of Tartu were introduced and the newly appointed Tartu smart city ambassadors acknowledged.
On June 8, Tartu launched the first public bike sharing system in the Baltic countries. The new sharing system consists of 750 bikes – 510 electric and 240 regular bikes – and 69 rental points all across town.
Living in a smart home has many advantages. But next to a high quality and comfortable environment, the cost savings are the core benefit. Due to new insulation and energy efficient systems, the heating and electricity consumption is expected to drop dramatically.
This edition of the Network Bulletin provides an overview of the main topics discussed at the SmartEnCity Network Workshop Day held on the 5th June 2019 in Cagliari, Italy.
Last week's SmartEnCity Network Workshop Day turned out to be a great success. In the framework of the Sustainble Places Conference in Cagliai, Italy, more than 40 participants from all over Europe and beyond came to listen and learn about SmartEnCity's approach on how to become a Zero Carbon City.
As part of the social innovation experiment developed by the University of Tartu, the Tartu partners launched its Smart House Ambassador program in April 2019.
Last month, the SmartEnCity project partners met in Lighthouse City Tartu for their General Assembly from 7-9 May and in Brussels for their second Review Meeting with INEA on 21 May. Both meetings were very successfull and resulted in numerous productive outcomes and ideas for the future.