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Presentation RSE 14003880

Smartainability®: the contribution of smart technologies to sustainable management of EXPO 2015


Smart Expo 2015 smart planning, smart building, smart connecting 8, Maggio-2014.

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P. Girardi (RSE SpA) , A. Negri (RSE SpA) , A. Temporelli (RSE SpA)

EFFICIENZA 2014 - Electricity savings in the fields of civil, industry and services

The development of smart cities and of enabling smart technologies, should be supported by ad hoc evaluation tools. These tools should allow to evaluate environmental sustainability and smartness of the enabling technologies at the same time. In this framework a new evaluation methodology for smart city enabling technologies, Smartainability®, has been developed.

A smart City is an urban setting that effectively works to improve citizens quality of life. The smart city is able to facilitate and satisfy citizens, companies and organizations needs, by common and original use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), especially in communication, mobility, environment and energy efficiency fields. A smart city acts as an environment that pays attention to people’s needs, rational resources management, sustainable development and economic sustainability. A city with more efficient and usable (smart) services, and with more environmental sustainable and energy efficient consumptions.

Evaluating private and public measures and technologies effectiveness in order to achieve these aims, means to evaluate the smartness and sustainability of these solutions, and for these reasons a new analysis model has been created: Smartainability®. The word “Smartainability” originates from two terms union, Smartness and Sustainability, and is based on two methodologies: Guidelines for conducting a cost-benefit analysis of Smart Grid projects, a project made by European Commission JRC to evaluate smart grids, and Smart Cities – Ranking of European medium-sized cities, realized by Vienna University of Technology, University of Lubljana, Delt University of Technology to evaluate smart cities.

The aim of Smartainability® approach is to measure, with qualitative and quantitative information, how far smart cities are more sustainable (and smart) thanks to smart technologies. Starting from a simple case study, the goal is to develop and test a methodology that can be repeated in more complex and bigger cities.EXPO 2015 district represents a particularly advanced model of smart city, suitable to develop and validate the methodology. Thanks to this study, all EXPO 2015 implemented smart technologies (useful to conduct the event) will be analyzed

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