Utilising open data platforms to foster innovation and new services that aim to improve sustainability, liveability and optimise resources in e.g. cities
Big Data describes a large volume of data, which is structured or unstructured, that has the potential to be mined for information on e.g. energy behavior collected through smart meters, the amount of waste in garbage bins collected through sensors, traffic flow and air pollution. The explosive growth in the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) increases access to data. Denmark has high quality data and works with open data platforms to foster innovation and new services that aim to improve sustainability and liveability and optimise resources in e.g. cities. The challenge with Big Data is the need for open access, while safeguarding that personal information will not be misused.
We invite you to explore solutions related to Big Data in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest Big Data news and discover real-life case examples of how Big Data can help solve your environmental and energy challenges.
Connect with us: Maja Østergaard, Project Manager, [email protected]
This year, Spica Technology celebrates the 5-year anniversary on the lifetime extension project of the 10 Wind World W5200 750 kW turbines in Nauen wind farm for wpd windmanager GmbH – all still running successfully with the Spica Retrofit Controller.
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Clean Air School Districts is a holistic solution with sensor instruments, educational material, and consultation for students, teachers, and parents to collaborate with the school management on improving the school’s indoor environment quality. A better indoor environment has been proven to remarkably improve learning ability among children and reduce sick days and absenteeism. It accounts for […]
In Europe alone, it is estimated that companies suffer €923Bn (€4,070 per employee) in lost worker productivity every year due to poor indoor working environments. The main contributors of this problem are moisture and mould problems that cause allergies and asthma and poor building ventilation leads to headaches, influenza and common colds. The issue is that current […]
The EcoGrid 2.0 demonstration project has concluded. Involving 800 households on the Danish island of Bornholm, the project shows how consumers’ energy consumption can be remotely controlled and thereby reduce CO2 emissions.
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This publication is the outcome of a yearlong exchange of knowledge and experience between Denmark and New York, initiated by State of Green and implemented in collaboration with Danish Cleantech Hub in New York. The core of the project was a week-long circular site visit tour to Denmark for a group of selected New Yorkers […]
A new project aims to change the way we manage water cycles in cities. The partners behind the project want to revolutionise the way we understand and manage urban water. The vision is to profit from climate adaptation and to win socioeconomic savings.
Since the installation of the large-scale battery at the smart city EnergyLab in Nordhavn in February last year, the Danish DSO Radius has gained unique and useful insight into the management of the battery and its connected grid.
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State of Green brings you an overview of the most-read stories each month. This way, you have the chance to catch up on news items you may have missed that were popular with our readers. The news items are listed in descending order, where the article that garnered the most amount of views appears first.
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If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
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