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.

25 Apr 2018

New manifesto signed during joint SCC1 meeting in Lisbon

On 12 April 2018, SmartEnCity and the representatives of the other eleven Horizon 2020 SCC1 smart city projects (such as Triangulum, mySmartLife, IRIS, Stardust, ...) met in Lisbon during the Portugal Smart City Summit to sign a manifesto of cooperation. The manifesto is an agreement between cities to significantly change the smart city market place. The signing took place during a day full of workshops where the 76 cities from all over Europe discussed their progress in enhancing energy efficiency and collaborating with the private sector to create models for doing business that will perpetuate and multiply the effects of the EU’s investment.