CONNECTED URBAN DEVELOPMENT--Sustainable Urban technology solutions by malj


Sustainable Urban technology solutions

Luis Neves – GeSI Chairman

SMART 2020 framework organizes areas of intervention from a solution/offer perspective...
Smart Motors
• Process optimization • Consumption monitoring

Smart Logistics
• Consumer accountability • Emissions monitoring • Transport Optimization

Smart Buildings
• Consumption monitoring • Emission sensitive design

Smart Grids
• Consumption monitoring • Process redesign • Network management

• Process Optimization • Consumption Monitoring

Main Levers for Emission Reduction

Solution Providers

IT and Telco's
SMART 2020 framework clearly identifies solutions for emission reduction in which ICT can be an important part of

The Smart Way for emission reduction
4 fields for emission reduction grouped according to areas of action and interfaces
Smart Motors Smart Logistics Smart Buildings Smart Grids Dematerialization Others

Smart Cities

Utilizing ICT to reduce emissions and consumptions in cities and urban areas reshaping urban environments towards sustainability
reducing mobility emissions, residential and services emissions, logistics and dematerializing

Smart Power

Utilizing ICT to reduce emissions due to increasing dependence on energy production, transformation and consumption
reducing unitary energy production and transformation and losses emissions

Smart InterCity

Utilizing ICT to reduce emissions due to increasingly important networks between cities and production centers
reducing transportation, communication and logistics emissions

Smart Industries

Utilizing ICT to reduce industry emissions and optimizing consumptions creating a green economy
reducing industrial processes emissions, and logistics emissions

Smart city concept utilizes ICT to achieve a green city
ICT can assist in 2 main areas of action in obtaining a sustainable city Green City Concept acts in 4 directions towards sustainability ICT is a key lever in obtaining sustainability in 2 areas
Sustainable Urban Development; • ICT enables planners, designers and consumers access to sustainable energy, on a multi-stakeholder sustainable partnership • Monitoring and measuring sustainable energy use • identifying key areas for intervention • and constantly balancing energy use and comfort levels from the design phase to consumption phase
Sustainable Mobility; • ICT is a key lever in obtaining results from an integrated framework and vision for city transportation • simulating investment and scenarios, • measuring and monitoring results • passing benefits (and costs) directly onto sustainable mobility users

Green Sustainable City

Toronto Sustainability Goal: "The City of Toronto’s environment, community and economy should be healthy and vibrant and should meet the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."

Achieving sustainable urban development relies on the ability to access and utilize information on energy consumption
ICT enables city planners to monitor energy use, designing frameworks and making decisions towards conscientious energy use

City Planners Sustainable Energy City

Designers/ Builders

ICT enables users to monitor energy consumption adapting consumption profiles towards rational and sustainable usage, enabling accountability for them and towards decision makers

Builders and Urban designers utilize ICT to obtain more eco-friendly urban development allowing users to develop a more sustainable energy use


Connected Urban Development Solution Framework utilizes ICT to achieve a connected and sustainable city
Connected and sustainable work Connected and sustainable mobility Connected and sustainable energy Connected and sustainable buildings

ICT enabled City Infrastructure: Built Environment, Transportation, Energy, Water Application-Enhancing services Collaboration-Enhancing services Adaptive policy

Interactive Services Layer

Security services

Voice services

Mobility services

InfrastructureEnhancing Services

Computing services

Storage Services

Identity Services

Green information and Communication Infrastructure

Urban mobility should be carefully planned and integrated policies should incentive green behaviour
Two levers for the creation of a new urban mobility paradigm...
• Realistic regulatory framework • Efficient public transport system • Social responsibility culture • Network support applications • Community sharing values
Consumer behaviour Mobility management Society costs and benefits

... requiring policies that really increase citizens cost perception
• Consumer behaviour benefits/costs should be directly linked to his direct cost perception rather than distributed in society


• Lack of responsibility from users


• Current "symbolic" city charges • Abusive use of private transports • Present operators service levels

Consumer behaviour

Consumer costs and benefits

ICT serves as the backbone for sustainable decision making for government/city planners as well as end users

Sustainable Energy savings are spread through stakeholders involved in power value chain
Power Generation

Transmission and distribution



Increased penetration of renewables • Decrease in emissions resulting from generation • Reduction of costs with primary fuels

Better planning conditions • Quicker failure recovery • Reduction of downtimes Increased asset usage • Delayed grid investments due to peak shavings

Additional services provided to the client • Differentiation based on additional services offered • Client profile monitoring Interruptability allows management of energy acquisition costs

Reduction in energy consumption • Direct savings in consumers' energy bill Increased quality of service • Consumer ability to chose consumption period according to the costs

Electricity sector would benefit from less associated costs • Reduced investments in generation fuels and transportation infrastructures • Reduced costs with losses, avoiding peak consumptions and increasing microgeneration • Increased service levels with less downtimes Society would benefit in several dimensions • Reduced CO2 emissions resulting in a friendly environment • Reduced imports of primary fuels, resulting in optimized national trade balance

Green Building solutions can vary from simple energy efficiency to complex green building energy management
Basic Energy Efficiency
Simple energy efficiency systems that control building/apartment temperatures • Enabling products – Dimmers, timers, movement and presence detectors, switches – Thermostat, floor heating control – Variable speed drives for HVAC, pumps, fans, motors

Green Building
Green buildings integrate whole building solutions from conception to usage • With introduction of energy efficiency and control systems in building design phase • Full introduction of enabling products • Building power management systems introducing control systems monitoring and responding to inputs

Integrated Green Living
Green Living integrated solutions take energy efficiency in buildings and merge it into consumer lifestyle • Communicating energy usage real-time to user • Allowing user to control energy usage from a distance – e.g. controlled from work • Including predictive energy management based on user lifestyle

Efficiency gains are directly related to each specific solution although implementation of more integrated solutions required to achieve higher gains

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