e House schools – requirements Passive House schools – requirements The criteria for building Passive House schools were developed by the Research Group for Cost-efficient Passive Houses on the topic of “Passive House schools”: 1. Each modern school should have controlled ventilation which meets the criteria for acceptable indoor air quality. This was shown in a contribution by Rainer Pfluger in the relevant Protocol Volume [AkkP 33] . This is nothing new; these findings had often been made during measurements of the air quality in schools, but were repeatedly ignored. 2. With these reference values, the result is a significant improvement in the air quality in comparison with the values usually obtained in Germany, Austria and Switzerland today. In comparison with residential and office buildings, the overall air flow rates and air change rates which have to be planned are considerably higher during use due to the increased number of persons present in schools. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. A favourable A/V-ratio Airtightness
Demonstration Projects | Eirgrid Demonstration Projects The power system of Ireland and Northern Ireland is changing. The combined system will have more wind farms installed and operated as a percentage of the overall annual energy requirement by 2020 than anywhere else in the world. In the development, trialling and proving of new concepts/solutions and technologies EirGrid and SONI recognise that demonstration projects can play an important role. Objectives of System Operators The system operators, having a unique role in the electricity industry in Ireland and Northern Ireland, are interested in offering their experience and knowledge to partner with industry in the development of new ideas and use of new technologies on the power system. The drivers for becoming involved in these projects include realising potential cost benefits to end customers, enhancing security of supply, promoting sustainability and the opportunity to share knowledge and learning. Areas of Interest Criteria for Engagement on Projects Next Steps
CONCERTO Details Last Updated on Monday, 14 July 2014 16:05 Welcome to the CONCERTO website!The website is not currently being updated as the CONCERTO Premium project has been completed. Site updates can be expected as of November 2014 when the successor project "Smart Cities and Communities Information Systems" commences. You're interested in the use of multiple renewable energy sources, in combination with sustainable construction and energy efficiency measures? Look no further - Find role models, case studies, assessments, recommendations and intelligent enquiries on our website, concerning projects in 58 cities and communities that have already been or are being carried out. → You also have the possibility to choose the level of information that is best suited to your needs: a first level that provides “at a glance” facts and/or in some cases a secondary level for “more detailed” information about the CONCERTO cities and communities, implemented technologies and policies.
Urbanflow | Urbanscale Over the past ten years, dozens of cities around the world have installed expensive, nominally “interactive” informational kiosks in their sidewalks, plazas and public places. Our research suggests that the overwhelming majority of these remain woefully underutilized, resulting in virtually no return on the significant investment involved in installing and maintaining them. We set about trying to understand why this is, and how we might go about designing something that would see real use. We started with this simple, even obvious question: what might cities do with situated screens that would be generate value for itself, its citizens and visitors, given the wealth of information it has available? We don’t believe that any particularly noteworthy progress will be made by dumping data on a screen and calling it a day, let alone transposing an utterly inappropriate “app” model from smartphones to large, situated displays. Journey planning and wayfinding/wayshowing.
Foster + Partners The School Vent Cool Project | schoolventcool.eu Welcome to the stoRE project - stoRE Project Smart City Living Lab Growing urbanisation, sustainable development, digital challenge, users’ involvement, economic and cultural attractiveness, governance are part of the main stakes cities have to tackle. To face this plural urban reality, it has become necessary to find adapted means to conceive cities and territorial development. A better consideration of the uses, the creation of real consultation methods have priority. Thus, the new processes to imagine have to respond to a main stake: to restructure urban places to live and to invent a creative, sustainable and citizen–centred city. As a laboratory for urban innovation, SmartCity invites people from creative and digital economy, users, academics, local authorities, architects and urban planners to create unreleased ways of apprehending and transforming the city. In France, a full-scale experimentation is led in the south of Paris since 2007, in partnership with the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. ◊ To study new urban uses
MCR – How Smart Is My City? | Cybersalon Free tickets available at Eventbrite! Thursday, 15th January 2015, 6.30pm at The Shed, Digital Innovation, John Dalton West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD How smart is your city? We are a city species. From the early cities on the Mesopotamian plain the city has evolved to be a focus of trade, power and security. Cities offer resource and production efficiencies due to density and agglomeration, but even these efficiencies are reaching their limit. Can these challenges be fixed through technology? Others believe that this technocentric view of the Smart City is flawed and there is a need to reposition the human back into the centre of the debate. Speakers Rob Kitchin (University of Maynooth) – Ethical consequences of the smart city Rob Kitchin is a professor and ERC Advanced Investigator in the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Julian Tait – Moderator
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