Project: Smart bioclimatic low-carbon urban areas as innovative energy isles in the sustainable city.

This proposal plans to investigate, implement and validate energy neutral ‘Smart Urban Isles’ (SUI), defined as ‘areas around a public building, which make use of the synergies between different (building) functions and of the scale advantages for energy (storage) solutions’. These areas can consist of 10 – 1000 buildings; the optimal scale will be evaluated, and will depend on different (technological) solutions. We will probe Smart Urban Isle as basic energy unit in the Smart City. The project is formed by three complementary and integrated blocks: mini networks, bioclimatic and responsive building design and management platform. The mini networks include decentralised renewable energy generation, energy storage and distribution, and consider integration of (electrical) mobility. Bioclimatic design of buildings (and urban planning) with optimal integration with the mini-network will be developed, using the public building as an example. An energy management system to control and optimize energy flows will be carried out taking into account innovative ICT measures. This project is intended to be adapted to larger scales by connecting several SUIs within neighbourhoods, districts or cities. We consider an applied research and implementation approach to fully develop every aspect of the SUI concept. In this way, we conceive innovative and technological solutions which make the smart integrated city come true.

Acronym SMART URBAN ISLE (Reference Number: 5578665)
Project Topic Topic 1. Smart integrated urban energy and transport systems
Network ENSCC
Call ERA-NET Cofund Smart Cities and Communities (ENSCC) - Joint Call for Proposals

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
5578665 Consultoría de Automatización y Robótica S.A. (CARSA) Coordinator Spain
5633664 Technical University Iasi Partner Romania
5633763 ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences Partner Switzerland
5634061 Europäisches Zentrum für ErneuerbareEnergie Güssing Ges.m.b.H. Partner Austria
5635461 Delft University of Technology - Faculty of Architecture Partner Netherlands
5635614 SC SQnP SRL Partner Romania
5637278 Cyprus Institute Partner Cyprus
5639350 ANERDGY AG Partner Switzerland
5652245 Middle East Technical University - Department of Architecture Partner Turkey