Housing association SAB focuses on solar energy and is renovating seven departments with rooftop solar cells with battery solutions. The residents thus get green electricity. These measures are part of the association's "energy and sustainability strategy", which the main board has adopted. It also includes the establishment of a green ambassador initiative. Residents are asked to help promoting the green transition.
The Energibyerne (national SmartEnCity Network) met virtually in the beginning of November 2020 for two-day marathon discussion. The meeting was originally planned to be with physical participation, however, due to the then recent Covid-19 recommendations from the Danish government the meeting was held entirely virtually. Guest speakers from EASME, Covenant of Mayors and the Brussels’ Regional offices of Denmark were invited to talk about future and existing collaboration platforms, funding programs and opportunities.
Read the new Bulletin and find out about the national SmartEnCity Networks in Estonia and Denmark and an overall update from the EU-wide SmartEnCity Network.COVID-19 is no longer slowing down the Networks ambitions for creating joint actions.
With the beginning of 2021, another important milestone has been reached in SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitoria Gasteiz: The indoor works of the new District Heating Network have been publicly tendered and awarded.
In the first weeks of January, all residents of the renovated apartment buildings in the Tartu SmartEnCity pilot area received the “Smart house resident’s handbook” offering instructions on how to use and maintain the new technologies and how to make the most out of their smart homes.
On 9 December, SmartEnCity Project Coordinator Francisco Rodríguez (TECNALIA) took part in the Plenary Assembly of the ECTP’s Energy Efficient Buildings (E2B) Committee.
Last November, SmartEnCity Project was present in the “7th Spanish nZEB Congress”. The Congress’ book of abstracts is now published containing two papers related to SmartEnCity and Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz.
DPArquitectura magazine is a professional publication designed by and for architects as a service to professionals in the building sector in Spain and has shown interest in SmartEnCity project, in particular to the measures in Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Read about the Italian based SmartEnCity Network and about the testing of the electric bus in Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz. Find out about the new murals decorating renovated buildings in the two Lighthouse Cities Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz. And learn about what is going on in the Smart Cities sister projects.
On 4th November, the Estonian Smart City Club met again, but this time due to circumstances, virtually. In addition to the local SmartEnCity project team members (from the Institute of Baltic Studies, Tartu Regional Energy Agency, Telia and the University of Tartu), representatives from the cities of Tartu, Pärnu, Paide, Tallinn, Valga, Viljandi and Jõhvi were also present. The group was happy to meet and to get to know its newest member of the club – Pärnu, which was represented by members of the city government.