News

13 Jun 2018

Vitoria-Gasteiz: SmartEnCity continues in Coronación Demo District!

“With 753 equivalent dwellings committing themselves to SmartEnCity, the project has received an ultimate support and now moves forward with fresh energy!” announced Vitoria-Gasteiz’ mayor, Gorka Urtaran, in a press conference on May 31, together with the general director of Visesa, Carlos Quindós, the general director of EVE, Iñigo Ansola and the general director of Giroa, Juan Manuel Taracena.

12 Jun 2018

SmartEnCity information day in Tartu

Yet another information evening took place on May 21, 2018 for residents of the housing associations participating in the SmartEnCity project. Interested people were invited to the cosy and calm backyard of the Tiigi 8 building, which is located in the pilot area of Tartu. This was the fifth in the series of pilot area resident information days and nearly one hundred people participated in the event.

29 May 2018

Coronación District information office: a popular choice!

Within the final rush and just a few days before the deadline of the adhesion period on May 31, the information office of Coronación District in Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz has reached an astonishing milestone: Dealing with more than one thousand inquiries, this office has really proven to be a highly appreciated contact point, reflecting the high interest of the citizens and the ongoing need for explanations.

28 May 2018

First renovation works starting in Tartu’s smart city demo district

The Tartu City Government decided to give the Kalevi 10 Apartment Association a grant of EUR 168,504 for reconstruction of the residential building and EUR 3,000 for creating a work of art. Kalevi 10 is also the first building to be refurbished within the framework of the smart city project SmartEnCity.

24 May 2018

Canadian Company is winning Tartu’s bicycle tender

The Canadian company Bewegen Technologies Inc. has been successful in the public procurement for Tartu’s bicycle sharing system. In addition, Terasteenus OÜ was selected for the design and construction of the bicycle sharing system’s parking areas. In total, the Tartu City Government provided almost 3 million Euros for the realisation of this project.

24 May 2018

Comfort and energy consumption monitoring in Vitoria-Gasteiz dwellings

In the Spanish Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz, SmartEnCity targets the thermal retrofitting of Coronación Neighbourhood, built in the 1950s. The action aims at improving the quality of life of the neighbourhood and the comfort levels inside the dwellings while at the same time reducing energy bills and carbon dioxide emissions. The project is now at the execution stage, and the early adopter communities are awaiting the initiation of the retrofitting works.

22 May 2018

Huge interest for green vehicles at Sonderborg event

On Saturday 5th May 2018 ProjectZero in collaboration with Sonderborg Municipality hosted the smart mobility event “Meet a Green Vehicle” where citizens were able to test drive and experience a broad range of zero carbon vehicles.

07 May 2018

3rd Danish based SmartEnCity network meeting in Ringkøbing-Skjern

For a while now, the Danish SmartEnCity cluster of energy cities (Sønderborg, Ringkøbing-Skjern, Skive, Horsens, Frederikshavn, Høje Taastrup and Middelfart) has been working together in tackling climate change issues. Following their previous two meetings in Middelfart municipality, they now met for another round of discussions, learning experiences and integrated energy planning strategies in Ringkøbing-Skjern municipality.

26 Apr 2018

Who is winning the bike sharing tender? Tartu organizes bike demos for the competitors

Tartu’s new bike sharing system will consist of 600 to 800 rental bikes and 60 to 80 docks and stations throughout the city. The aim is to integrate bike sharing into the public transportation system of Tartu to form a functional, complementary whole. The international tender for finding bicycles for Tartu bike sharing received four offers out of which three will present their assessments during public technology demos on 26th April, 2nd and 4th May.