Lighthouse Cities will implement the main demonstration activities in specific districts, to reach the main goal of achieving positive-energy districts.
in northern Portugal
Its historic town centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an "exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town" in Europe. In 2012, Guimaraes was European Capital of Culture In 2013 the city of Guimarães has joined Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, submitting a SEAP that was approved by the Committee in 2014. In 2016 Guimarães achieved the 2020 targets of 20% reduction of CO2. The city commits in reducing polluting emissions of carbon dioxide by 40% by 2030. In 2017 Guimarães was awarded the ECOXXI – Most Sustainable Municipality award in Portugal.
Its historic town centre is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. In 2009, Vilnius was European Capital of Culture. Almost half of the city is covered by green areas, such as parks and public gardens; thirty lakes and sixteen rivers cover 2.1% of Vilnius' area. In 2012 the city of Vilnius has joined Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy, submitting a SEAP that was approved by the Committee in 2013, with the overall CO₂ emission reduction target of 26%. Vilnius ranked first on European Innovation Scoreboard positive variation over last 5 years.
Follower Cities will replicate (using the SURE-Plan, DREAM’s replication plan) the key findings from Lighthouse Cities in targeted areas, implementing them in different urban spaces.
Observer Cities will follow the demonstration of smart cities solutions and its results and impacts, receiving the information, results, blue-prints, plans and data, and accessing modelling, planning and strategy design tools.
The Smart Urban District is a clearly delineated geographical zone allowing that
the measurements of in and out can easily be compared before and after the project.
The size of the defined district allows deployment of smart measures in a concentrated area that make possible the interaction between the different buildings to be studied.
Increase of energy efficiency and decrease of final energy consumption per capita.
Open access to the large amount of data generated and collected by cities.
Strengthening of CO2-free modes and increasing the share of public transport.
Modulation of urban micro climate to make urban districts more comfortable and environmental friendly.
Energy efficiency measures and promotion of renewable energy in buildings, facilities and public services, moving towards zero-energy buildings.
Strengthening of health-promoting condition of life and health literacy of all population groups and safeguarding of medical care at the highest level.
Advanced and enhanced management, care, control, security and safety of public realm allow citizens and urban communities to fully enjoy their common living space.
New-economy oriented urban entrepreneurship, business, creativity, work and production models.
Fully exploiting the positive impacts and externalities of education, training and community
Social support and fully integration of citizens.
The technological solutions that will be demonstrated present a level of technological
readiness (TRL) between 7-9.
. TRL 7 - Demonstration of the system prototype in an operating environment
. TRL 8 – Complete and qualified system
. TRL 9 – System approved in series production environment
Innovative technology, integration, solution (TRL7 to TRL9)
Aligned applicable under the scope of city plans for retrofitting, new buildings and urban renewal
Impacting relevant in adding value to bold CO2 reduction goals (considering 2050 decarbonisation goal)
Efficient with a positive life cycle balance and better efficiency than competing solutions
Sensible clearly within the road-map for energy transition
Breakthrough beyond current standards / set to be a new standard / special regulatory environment
Pro-active able to be part of pro-active energy management environment
Sizable with a sensitive scale for implementation under the urban district scope
Renewable in line with a full orientation to full integration of renewables (priority for self-consumption)
Scalable expandable concept / considering replication
Open implementation co-created with other DREAM Consortium partners namely technology institutes
Urban friendly sensitive as a contribution for high urban Environment standard (namely air-quality)
Replicable delivered with blue print implementation model / oriented to high relative impacts
Integrated with significant integration, interoperability potential (namely considering the block concept)
Digital benefiting of a big-data environment, integrated data management and digitalization
Observable operating under open data monitoring process / allowing third party open data sourcing
Credible available data for evidence of foreseen impacts (from pilots)
Viable open to be implemented, installed with local partners and stakeholders
Researchable open to be researched for development of models’ part of the replication’s “blue prints”
Sharable able to be part of a cross project cooperation process
Durable implementation to stay over technology life-time
Interlinkable able to be part of “positive energy blocks” / as part of a turn-key solution or plan
Applicable aligned with the objective of maximizing conditions compatibility (namely, diversity of cities)
Meeting EU climate mitigation and adaptation
goals and national and/or local energy, air quality and climate targets;
Significantly increased share of renewable energies;
Significantly increased share of waste heat recovery;
Appropriate storage solution and their integration into the energy system;
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
Significantly improved energy efficiency;
Significantly improved level of optimized self-consumption;
Significantly improved level of reduced curtailment;
Increased uptake of e-mobility solutions;
Improved air quality.
Ensures a sound management and coordination.
Pre-engineering activities and aimed at designing a Smart City model blue print.
Lighthouse City of Guimarães development of positive-energy block.
Lighthouse City of Vilnius development of positive-energy block.
Communication with the EIB for replication financing under SURE Plan.
Aimed at giving Smart City solutions a market (on DREAM and others) within global vendors catalogue.
Aimed at delivering the necessary big data and modelling basis for knowledge-based replication.
Ensure citizens’ cultural innovation towards sustainability need to secure Smart Cities a future.
The WP9 aims to collaborate with SCIS and EIP-SCC and bilaterally with projects.
■ City of Guimarães
■ City of Vilnius
■ City of Trieste
■ City of Thessaloniki
■ City of Timisoara
■ City of Koper
■ City of Kharkiv
■ City of Krakow
■ City of Bialystok
■ City of Belgrade
■ City of Bratislava
■ City of Dubrovnik
■ City of Maribor
■ City of Weimar
■ City of Tel Aviv
■ City of Batumi
■ City of Piatra Neamt
■ City of Daugavpils
■ City of Viciebsk
■ City of Szarvas
■ City of Yerevan
■ City of Chișinău
■ Climate Alliance
■ Smart Technology Cluster
■ EDP Distribuição Energia SA
■ SONAE Investment
■ Altice Labs
■ IrRADIARE, Science for Evolution
■ LPK, Lithuanian Industry Conf.
■ Lithuanian Construction Assoc.
■ DST InnovPoint
■ University of Minho
■ Vilnius Gediminas Tech. Univ.
■ AUTH Thessaloniki
■ NAMEK Kharkiv
■ Bauhaus University of Weimar
■ Siemens SA
■ Siemens LT
■ Schneider LT
■ EFACEC Energia
■ INESC TEC
■ LEI, Lithuanian Energy Institute
■ Digital construction
■ Fraunhofer IAO