Posts tagged: smart cities

Energy Efficiency for Smart Cities – Examples of Smart City Planning that Advances Energy Efficiency

You have probably heard about new, smart technologies that help people build and maintain their homes, offices and business by improving energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. However, what you might not know is that these kind of solutions are also making their way into the field of city planning, allowing engineers and architects […]

VTT Working Group Publishes Roadmap to Establishing New Smart Cities

By:┬áRobin Whitlock VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is coordinating an international CIB working group which has published a roadmap to the smart cities of the future. VTT says cities will adopt new practices and adapt to change quickly. They will also need to be resource-efficient and reduce their emissions. Strong transformation trends include efficient […]

Harnessing Solar and Wind Energy in One Device could Power the ‘Internet of Things’

The “Internet of Things” could make cities “smarter” by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy. Rather than adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers say they have a new solution. Their report […]