Cities account for 70 per cent of global CO₂ emissions today. As the pace of urbanisation only quickens, cities face immense challenges related to sustainable waste and water management, mobility, climate adaptation and energy. To overcome city challenges, cities need smart solutions to ensure that they are optimised for sustainable economic activity, energy consumption and positive environmental impacts.
Digital technology, both ICT and IT, enable smart city solutions that fuel sustainable development. With the pace at which technology and digitisation are developing, adopting smart city solutions has never been more viable. For many years, cities have applied digital technology to solve major metropolitan challenges, however, the rate at which this adoption takes place is rapidly increasing.
Clean air and intelligent waste bins: Denmark is booming with smart city solutions
Data-optimised traffic lights, sensors on public waste bins, district heating and electric ferries. These are among the many solutions to enhance cities’ liveability and sustainability. These and many more solutions are highlighted in State of Green’s updated smart city white paper.
Smart combination of district cooling, district heating and waste water in Taarnby
This project demonstrates how smart cities are built on smart solutions that promote synergies between district heating, district cooling, waste water, ground water and power while benefiting the local community.
The Case for Healthy Buildings – Schools
Children spend enormous amounts of time in classrooms and are affected by the indoor environment quality (IEQ) and a crucial component of it is the indoor air quality (IAQ). The age and quality of buildings that house a school, location of windows, ventilation systems if any, wind speed and direction and proximity to roads, intersections […]
EnergyLab Nordhavn – Results from an urban living lab
EnergyLab Nordhavn was formed in 2015 as a triple helix, bringing together academia, industry, utilities, and local government to pursue solutions for the design and operation of a costefficient and integrated energy system for the future—all based on our living lab in Nordhavn in Copenhagen and the innovation power that such a physically integrated place can offer. The project builds on Copenhagen’s power grid and district heating network, but also ventures far into the built environment and private dwellings to co-model and co-simulate these in order to unlock their flexibility potential.
DOLL – Europes leading Living Lab for outdoor lighting and Smart City services
At DOLL we are creating an innovative playground and transparency in new complex markets by offering demonstration and test of the latest solutions in intelligent outdoor lighting and Smart City-services. We build bridges between manufacturers, public decision makers and knowledge institutions with a common interest in developing liveable, sustainable and resource efficient communities through the […]
Intelligent camera technology to revolutionise plastics recycling
A new R&D project at Aarhus University aims to develop a camera-based AI-controlled separation system that can accurately separate plastic waste according to type. The goal is recycled plastic with a plastic purity of at least 96 per cent by polymer type and sorted according to unwanted colours and filler materials. The project is conducted in cooperation with the Danish waste industry and has received a EUR 3 million grant from Innovation Fund Denmark.
ITS – Intelligent Transport Systems
Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) is one of the means to solve some of the major challenges within traffic, environment and climate. ITS is an overall term for systems in which information technology contributes to improving traffic flow and transport. The many new possibilities with ITS enable us to make use of the existing infrastructure in […]
Energycity Frederikshavn is leading city in EU-project
The recipe for a municipal energy restructuring contains both will and knowledge. The next two days the results will present when participants from different EU countries meet to learn how Frederikshavn Municipality creates value in developing from black to green energy municipality Restructuring the European energy supply is urgent. Experts, politicians and consumers agree on […]