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SYSTEMS THINKING FOR COMPREHENSIVE CITY EFFICIENT ENERGY PLANNING

Objective

The partners of the project are 3 cities with similar characteristics, experience and policies in specific sustainable use and production of energy and very ambitious carbon and energy reduction targets, aligned with Europe’s targets. In each city, initiatives to reduce energy inefficiency are already in place; however each of them has been aimed at a specific sector objective, while overlooking the impact that may be causing on other sectors. This is why all the stakeholders and city systems are considered so important when undertaking measures aimed at improving sustainability to make this an integral part of their urban planning in order to achieve best results in less time and will less cost.



For this reason, these cities have decided to join together to improve efficiency along all the key aspects of their energy value chain, by applying smart city concepts in an integrated manner while learning from each other’s expertise and viewpoint in applying sustainable practices. The partners are experts on Energy (FSS, SANSEBASTIAN, TECNALIA and ACCIONA), ICT (BRISTOL, UNIBRISTOL and ARUP) and Mobility (FLORENCE, SPES and ATAF).



To get the proposed objectives STEEP project will create a process model based on systems thinking for district energy master planning, which will be applied to 3 city districts to better understand the systems impacting upon energy use and interventions which can be taken to meet the ambitious energy and carbon targets. These models will be enriched and validated through open innovation methodologies applied with the stakeholders. The learning obtained from the process model for district energy master planning, then, will be applied at the definition of specific action plan (time line, the costs and pay-back periods) at city level. With the knowledge gathered in this process, it will be developed a replicable open source methodology and Key Performance Indicators for developing and screening integrated Smart City Plans.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city

Call for proposal

FP7-ENERGY-SMARTCITIES-2012
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions
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Coordinator

AYUNTAMIENTO DE DONOSTIA SAN SEBASTIAN
Address
Calle Igentea 1
20003 San Sebastian
Spain
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Euken Sesé (Mr.)

Participants (9)

FOMENTO DE SAN SEBASTIAN SA
Spain
Address
Calle Camino 2
20004 San Sebastian
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Elisabeth Jorge (Ms.)
ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Europa 18 Parque Empresarial
28108 Alcobendas
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Miguel Angel Paris Torres (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lara Mabe (Ms.)
BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
The Council House College Green
BS1 5TR Bristol
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lorraine Hudson (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Coombs (Mrs.)
OVE ARUP & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Fitzroy Street 13
W1T 4BQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Lyndon (Mr)
COMUNE DI FIRENZE
Italy
Address
Piazza Signoria 1
50122 Firenze
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alessandra Barbieri (Mrs.)
SPES CONSULTING
Italy
Address
Via Al Ponte Reale 2/16
16124 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Chiara Tavella (Dr.)
ATAF SPA
Italy
Address
Viale Dei Mille 115
50131 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Filippo Bonaccorsi (Mr)