The municipality of Middelburg, our partner in the SMART SPACE project, organized a ‘Europe Week’ between 18-29 November 2019. The municipality wanted to bring Europe and Interreg to the attention of its inhabitants (over 50,000) in a positive way. Middelburg is involved in many different projects throughout the municipality. Through the available European funding, these projects have been realized or are currently being implemented. Read More
SMART-SPACE - Smart Sustainable Public Spaces across the NWE region
NWE faces a great challenge to shift towards a low carbon economy by 2050. Municipalities play a pivotal role, as they account for 70% of the NWE energy consumption and CO2 emission. Especially, standard public street lighting accounts for ~30% of municipalities‘ total electricity consumption. Advances in intelligent lighting systems offers the opportunity to significantly increase energy efficiency, thereby reducing the carbon footprint.
SMART-SPACE aims to facilitate the uptake of smart lighting in small/mid-size municipalities to enhance energy-efficiency and reduce CO2 emission. Using smart sensors attached to light poles, street lighting intensity can be automatically adjusted to the actual local needs, realizing 60% reduction in light energy consumption. However, until now implementation occurred mainly in small scale pilot projects, indicating that to reach the low carbon objectives requires a strong, transnational collaboration to move beyond piecemeal solutions.
SMART-SPACE brings together end-users (cities/citizens) and innovation stakeholders (research institutes, SMEs, enterprises) from NL, BE, FR and IE to jointly facilitate the uptake of smart lighting to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission. SMART-SPACE will jointly: 1) develop an interoperable smart lighting platform adjustable to the specific needs of different municipalities; 2) demonstrate the impact of smart lighting on energy consumption and CO2 emission, while enhancing public space safety and liveability at 4 pilot municipalities; 3) increase awareness on smart lighting technologies and their potential; 4) develop a transition roadmap with procurement standards, implementation guidelines, and policy recommendations to the EU, and 5) establish the sustainable SMART-SPACE knowledge centre.
On the long-term, SMART-SPACE will result in the widespread uptake of smart lighting technologies for the public space to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emission across NWE.
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
1 Gebroeders De Smetstraat
Spie Infratechniek B.V.
1 Grote Markt
Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Arann
Intemo Special Products B.V.
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Innovation Lab BV
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Inteligent Lighting Instituut
2 Den Dolech
Université de Picardie Jules Verne
33 Rue Saint LEU
LUCI - Lighting Urban Community International
13 Rue du Griffon
|Katholieke Universiteit Leuven||Peter Brackeemail@example.com||Belgium|
|Spie Infratechniek B.V.||Martin Vergeerfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Stad Sint-Niklaas||Sara van den Bosscheemail@example.com||Belgium|
|Stad Middelburg||Tiny Maenhoutfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Arann||Anthony Fitzgerald||Anthony.email@example.com||Ireland|
|Intemo Special Products B.V.||Janus Hoeksfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Innovation Lab BV||Rianne Valkenburgemail@example.com||Netherlands|
|Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Inteligent Lighting Instituut||Elke den Oudenfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|Université de Picardie Jules Verne||Ahmed Rachidemail@example.com||France|
|LUCI - Lighting Urban Community International||Mark Burton-Page||Markfirstname.lastname@example.org||France|
Several Follower Cities have already stated their intent to be closely linked to the project. Read More
The launch of the exchange platform will be announced after the summer holidays! Read More
Have a look at what's been going on during the first year of the SMART-SPACE project! Read More
Stakeholder workshops will be organised between December 2018 and March 2019 at each of the pilot site cities (Ostend (BE), Middelburg (NL), Sint-Niklaas (BE) and Tipperary (IE)) to gain insights on how people (stakeholders) experience the locations and to understand the various needs and requirements. This is the first step in understanding the future opportunities of a smart lighting system in the areas.