\"Triangulum is one of currently 14 European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects (SCC1), set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate solutions and frameworks for the future of urban development. As one of the first three project consortia, Triangulum combines the...
\"Triangulum is one of currently 14 European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects (SCC1), set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate solutions and frameworks for the future of urban development. As one of the first three project consortia, Triangulum combines the interdisciplinary experience and expertise of 22 partners from industry, research and municipalities, committed to develop and implement smart solutions. Three Lighthouse Cities, Eindhoven (NL), Stavanger (NO) and Manchester (UK) have become test-beds for urban interventions that intersect multiple sectors, achieving significant reductions in energy demand and local GHG emissions, while enhancing quality of life and providing a basis for economic growth and development. The project aims to develop flexible smart city modules, encompassing business models, technologies, and strategies of citizen engagement developed and tested in the Lighthouse Cities and replicated in the three Follower Cities, Leipzig (DE), Prague (CZ) and Sabadell (ES), to ensure impacts go far beyond the scope of the project, thereby making significant contributions to the European Smart Cities Initiative.
Objectives of the project include:
â€¢ A significant reduction in the energy consumption of buildings (>65%) with a total reduction of over 14 Mio KWh/a.
â€¢ A shift of at least 75% of the remaining energy demand to renewable energy sources.
â€¢ An increased utilisation of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure in the districts significantly (by 100% in Eindhoven and Manchester with reference to 2014).
â€¢ The integration of intelligent energy management technologies to manage energy demand and renewable energy provision.
â€¢ The integration of energy and mobility supply and demand and smart appliances into an adaptive and dynamic ICT data hub, allowing for a broad range of value-added services and smart city applications.
â€¢ The fostering of co-creation and a bottom-up approach involving citizens â€“ as users, inhabitants and occupants of the district â€“ in the process of designing, implementing and participating in smart district development.\"\"
The successful project implementation is largely related to the development of effective project and partner management structures, including a platform for communication and exchange and the necessary decision-making and coordination bodies. All Lighthouse Cities have completed Implementation Plans, developed as reference documents for organising timescales, lead partners and budgets and managing the deliverables across tasks. In addition, Technical Implementation Reports for each Lighthouse City containing financial, technical and structural details on the process throughout the past months have been produced. As of today, closing the third reporting period, almost all measures are implemented and the project continues to collect the achievements and opportunities for exploitation. This is evidenced across all cities within the sectors of energy, mobility and ICT.
In the case of Manchester, after five months of energy tests, there is a considerable potential for reducing greenhouse gases and energy demand, optimising building space for smart energy interventions (23,000m2) and PV energy generation that resulted in 44 tCO2e avoided GHGs. The four electric cargo bikes procured by Triangulum have made 3,619 journeys and travelled 19,750 km over a two year period and saved 2.25 tCO2e. The purchase of nine Triangulum acquired EVs has reduced GHG emissions by 27.87 tCO2e since 2016 increasing from 5% to 26% the Manchester Metropolitan University share of EVs in vehicle fleets. Thus, reducing GHG emissions of 340.8 tCO2e, 3,777g NOx, and 23kg CO. The vehicles have been monitored and the business case evaluated through the Nissan Carwings software. The open data and service engine installed and configured by the University of Manchester allows the connection of sensor-based, operational data and data from individuals to enable real-time intelligence. The Manchester-I data platform hosts 13 real time data feeds and has four organisational users and 172 users that have downloaded data 189 times. In January 2018, the first Innovation Challenge took place, a total of 16 people attended the event, surpassing expectations.
In Eindhoven, the old heating system has been replaced providing 100% renewable energy for heating in Strijp-S that comes from biomass and Sanergy. The latter has generated a 15.43% of all energy produced. Furthermore, nine EV charging stations have been implemented and the fiber-optic network has been expanded extensively with 350 home connections and 7,050 office connections. 40 sensors have been installed in Strijp-S. The iCity tender has brought remarkable results and opportunities with 28 SMEs created and 50 Mio additional investment secured from partners. In Eckart Vaartbroek, the renovated dwellings have contributed to reduce GHG emissions by 20.43%. A total of 4404.3 m2 buildings (40 social housing units) have been refurbished within Triangulum with an estimated energy bill reduction of 61%. Regarding the digital renovation platform of Woonconnect, 284 people (28.6%) have made use of it while 174 made a plan (scenario) for the renovation of their home. The Eindhoven open data platform has been visited 22,491 times per month and actively downloaded 1,807 times per month.
In Stavanger, the Central Energy Plant (CEP) has prevented a total of 1,057 tCO2 or 99.96% of CO2 emissions. A total of 56 smart gateways have been implemented in residential buildings, and five battery buses have been utilised by the bus operator in the city, avoiding 95 tCO2, 992 kg CO and 195 kg NOx. The Cloud Data Platform, which is not accessible externally, has two internal users, hosts four datasets, and currently has completed 35 impact indicators.
Triangulum has been influencing the strategic and governance processes in the Lighthouse and Follower Cities alike. In the cities Eindhoven, Prague, Leipzig and Sabadell in particular, Triangulum has been mobilised to create new actor constellations and shape strategic development. The spin-offs of the project range from platforms to accelerate and facilitate investments into successful smart city solutions (Babel) to educational umbrellas to design, plan, finance, build and operate innovative smart cities solutions (The Smart Society Academy). In Stavanger, the Nordic Edge Event, the third of these spin-offs, has evolved out of the Triangulum Project, growing from 4500 in 2017 to 6000 participants in 2018. Up-to date, Triangulum has been and will continue to be a step stone for new projects (>50 Mio. â‚¬), such as City Verve in Manchester, a programme that demonstrates the application of Internet of Things technologies to the city. Data gained from monitoring and impact assessment will significantly help to put results and outcomes in context and to backup replication within and beyond the scope of the project. The Smart Cities Implementation Plan will show first outcomes in the Follower Cities including bilateral collaborations; onsite workshops are scheduled in each city during 2019 for this purpose. Triangulum will emphasise and significantly contribute to the replication of results and sharing the learning curve to the SCC1 community and any stakeholders committed to tomorrowâ€™s smart cities.
More info: http://triangulum-project.eu/.