Enabling sustainable growth and increased liveability through digital technology
Increased urbanisation puts pressure on congestion, waste, water and energy management, all of which pose direct negative consequences for citizens. Digital technology, both ICT and IT, is crucial to meet these challenges and fuel sustainable development. Smart city solutions are based on digital technology and seen as enablers to reach the goal of sustainable growth and increased liveability. Danish cities, both large and small, work with national and international businesses to develop and implement smart city solutions within mobility, water, lighting, waste, environment and energy.
We invite you to explore solutions related to smart city solutions in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how smart city solutions can help solve your environmental and energy challenges.
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District Energy holds a vast potential for energy efficiency in urban areas. This White Paper highlights the key elements for success in district heating and cooling. It covers aspects from regulation and planning, efficient production of thermal energy, to storage, distribution and end user solutions.
Matching the customer’s energy needs Aalborg CSP received the order from the Danish utility and energy supply company SK Forsyning to deliver the 8 MWth solar heating plant. The solar heating plant is to be integrated with the district heating plant’s new biomass boiler and will supplement the delivery of energy to the plant’s existing […]
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.
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 […]
Together with suppliers, Danish local and regional governments are utilising smart city technologies and data to reduce traffic and climate challenges – fast. If realised, the socio-economic benefits could amount to 700 million euros and save over 5,000 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is the 5th-smartest city in the world. On a new list of 102 world cities, Denmark scores highly in terms of smart technological solutions, access to green spaces and good local council services.
Countries and cities around the world are facing a massive green transition. Smart City technology can help solve many of the challenges when turning cities greener and more efficient. A new analysis highlights the potential in the Danish Smart City sector.
A test model of a new type of energy storage has been inaugurated at DTU Risoe, Denmark. The innovative technology has a large potential for storing wind and solar energy. NIRAS consulted on the model’s design.
This week, over 45 Danish companies and institutions participated in an official trade delegation to South Korea. The visit, which State of Green participated in, was headed by the Danish Crown Prince couple and included a number of cooperation agreements that will enhance already ongoing sustainability initiatives and policies in place in South Korea.
Aalborg CSP has received the largest order in terms of megawatt power to deliver steam generator systems based on the leakage-free header-and-coil technology for three CSP plants in Dubai, each providing 200 MWe totalling 600 MWe for the largest CSP project in the world. When completed, the solar park will provide clean energy to more than 270,000 residences in Dubai, while reducing the carbon emissions by 1.4 million tonnes per year.
Sollihøgda Plussby is an ambitious environmental project, which aims to provide the Oslo region with smart and sustainable solutions. The pilot project is just outside Oslo and could potentially house 30,000 people and provide 15,000 jobs if the Ringeriksbanen line opens a station on this section. The aim is to create Europe’s first ‘Plus City’, […]
OUTPUT FROM THERMAL INSPECTIONS: New computer software has made it possible to present the thermal data acquired by drones in an easily accessible web solution using a common internet browser. All data is analysed and categorized, and placed on a web-server in the cloud. The hot spots in the pictures are divided into categories.
In the Danish “Svalin by Trekroner” co-housing community, researchers have developed colourful street lights, which show if the electricity comes from fossil fuels or sustainable sources, such as wind or solar power.
The number of large cities continues to rise across the globe. In the future, such densely populated and heavily trafficked cities will become increasingly challenged on the energy and environmental front, especially in relation to the supply and consumption of energy, as well as the pollution caused by e.g. the transport sector. Demonstration of Smart Cities in Europe The […]
The somewhat limited range is one of the biggest obstacles for electric vehicles. The MECc project will develop a range extender, which should optimally be able to provide a range of up to 800 km on a full charge and fill-up. Bio-methanol based range extender for electric vehicles The main purpose of the MECc project […]
With the movement towards replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy sources, the future power system will experience growing challenges in balancing the fluctuating power production and utilizing the renewable energy production to the fullest. Commercialisation of grid-integrated electric vehicles The Parker-project demonstrates how grid-integrated electric vehicles can play a role in solving this growing challenge, […]
Pernexus Systems has developed the Works Portal, a cloud solution for companies in the utility industry. It is a collaborative platform for project management that assists in large construction projects involving cables or pipes in the ground, or any type of infrastructure development that requires excavation. Much more than just a software Manage tenders online […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
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.
Buildings account for up to 40% of society’s energy demand and thereby play a key role in the green transition. This White Paper can be used as a tool for inspiration to spot the potential or implement building automation and energy-efficient measures in new and existing buildings globally.
The aim towards a 100% renewable energy supply and optimum energy consumption by 2030 The Frederikshavn Municipality has prepared a strategy plan on renewable energy 2030. The strategy plan follows the Municipality action plan on the EU Covenant of Mayors agreement prepared in December 2012. The strategy plan is prepared to implement the energy policy of Frederikshavn Municipality for the entire Municipality as geographical boundary and aims […]
Three Danish cities at the forefront of implementing sustainable urbanisation “Green Urban Denmark” is a publication jointly prepared by the Danish Energy Agency (DEA), the municipalities of Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg and the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs. It highlights how Copenhagen, Aarhus and Sonderborg have developed and implemented green urbanization and […]
During 2008 and 2009 more than 75 leading Danish energy specialists analyzed the areas’ opportunities and challenges and created the ProjectZero 2029 masterplan, concluding that Sonderborg can achieve ZEROcarbon by 2029. Key issues: Massive focus on smart use of energy. Lowering consumption by energy efficiency improvement is estimated to reduce energy consumption by 40% compared […]
Copenhagen is well known for its green aspirations and bikes. What is not as well known about the green city are the social and economic benefits of the city ’s approach to urban planning. How does a city improve quality of life, expand, and at the same time reduce car usage and CO2 emissions? Intelligent urban planning is part […]
The City Council of Aarhus has adopted a set of holistic, political goals concerning the climate and the environment of the city. This means that all plans and policies in the City of Aarhus must consider their potential environmental impact. The central strategy within the framework of this holistic approach is the ambitious and tangible […]