Smart Cities & Buildings

Moving hydrogen from hype to hope

Hydrogen is the talk of the town and the Commission makes it a big priority in its green industrial strategy. There are few hydrogen fuel cell cars and most of them are actually demonstration vehicles. TandEs own analysis suggests hydrogen is currently the only energy carrier that would enable zero-emission shipping and aviation, either as an end fuel or as the basis for a liquid fuel. Green hydrogen will not just have to compete with grey and blue hydrogen. It will compete with petrol, diesel, marine fuel oil, kerosene and, of course, electricity. The goals set should be realistic How to create a secure market for green hydrogen (or hydrogen derived efuels) with high sustainability standards so that industry can make the long-term investments that are required to scale up sustainably? Introduce a standard requiring fuel suppliers to blend a low percentage.

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How smart cities could use digital finance platforms
Smart Cities & Buildings

How smart cities could use digital finance platforms

Digital finance is increasingly demonstrating its ability to overcome key barriers for smaller scale project finance. Few exist today but a growing number is in development driven by the need to mobilize private capital to support sustainable growth.

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Digital financing platforms - a solution to finance smart city projects?
Smart Cities & Buildings

Digital financing platforms - a solution to finance smart city projects?

Do you know Jack Mas 3-minute loan? SME can get up to 300.000 USD within a few hours purely using an online service. Juergen Ritzek gives an overview on the state of play of digital financing platforms, structured into three groups.

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Energy Optimization using Artificial Intelligence (AI) on HVAC system
HVAC

Energy Optimization using Artificial Intelligence (AI) on HVAC system

HVAC equipment operates under the control of automation systems or a building management system. New fully autonomous self-adaptive Artificial Intelligence (AI) software is designed to deliver significant savings and dramatically reduce carbon emissions, enabling a self-operating building.

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Innovators: €7.68 million Research and Development funding to dramatically change renovations
Smart Cities & Buildings

Innovators: €7.68 million Research and Development funding to dramatically change renovations

The Horizon-project procuRE has released the Research and Development services tender (TED) It calls for the development of breakthrough solutions to renovate existing buildings to be supplied with 100% renewable supply. The deadline for submission is 22.2.22.

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A catalogue of energy efficiency measures for supermarkets
Building Energy Management

A catalogue of energy efficiency measures for supermarkets

The SUPER-HEERO project aims to provide a replicable financial scheme for energy efficiency investment in small and medium supermarkets. The focus is on supermarkets, i.e. self-service shops offering a wide variety of food, beverages and household products.

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Facade greening - "Good for the environment and the feel-good factor".
Smart City Projects Building Energy Management

Facade greening - "Good for the environment and the feel-good factor".

Planted facades and roofs are not only visually eye-catching, they also improve the urban climate. Intense sunlight, high temperatures and a high degree of density in cities promote the so-called heat island effect. Green roofs largely manage without irrigation.

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Is the future of flight smaller, local and more decentralised?
Smart Cities & Buildings

Is the future of flight smaller, local and more decentralised?

Before Covid19 the aviation sector was pegged for year on year growth. The energy transition and digitalisation change the way we need to think about aviation. Hydrogen and Batteries come with energy density challenges. Airports are frustrating places causing.

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How data can increase the re-use of waste energy
Smart Cities & Buildings

How data can increase the re-use of waste energy

EnergyLab Nordhavn sits on the edge of Copenhagen, overlooking the Øresund Strait. The large-scale research and demonstration project has been a hive of activity for the last five years. It is based on Copenhagens power.

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Eurovision – how energy efficiency became a showstopper
Lighting

Eurovision – how energy efficiency became a showstopper

The Eurovision Song Contest website lists German based Osram as a partner. Last year the show was cancelled because of Covid-19. It turns out that Osram uses its Bergamo-based subsidiary, Claypaky, developer of professional lighting.

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