- Green Digital Charter
- Signatory cities
SMARTSPACES aims to public authorities in Europe to significantly improve energy management in the buildings they occupy by using ICT
Europe’s building sector represents a huge, largely untapped potential for energy saving. The new SMARTSPACES project will address this by enabling public authorities in Europe to significantly improve energy management in the buildings they occupy.
The project will be implemented in 11 pilot sites with more than 550 buildings in the Green Digital Charter cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Murcia but also in other large and mid-sized cities like Milan, Leicester, Istanbul, Belgrade, Hagen, Lleida, Venlo and Moulins. This will reach almost 20,000 professionals and staff users and more than 6,000,000 visitors annually. SMARTSPACES will provide an energy optimisation service which will exploit the potential of ICT including smart metering for significant energy saving in city administration buildings, office buildings, museums, university buildings but also schools, nurseries and sports and event centres.
The city authorities are expected to benefit directly through reductions in the time they need to manage the heating plants and prepare renovation investment decisions. Indirect benefits will come through the strong improvement of their economic situation through drastic energy consumption and cost reductions resulting from an optimised operation of the heating plants and electricity systems in their buildings.