North Sea Region: Monitoring energy consumption

In SCRAN, the Smart Cities (inter) Regional Academic Network, five academic partners and nine European cities joined forces to develop and deliver better e-services in the North Sea Region. In recent years they have developed a customisation process that can monitor and evaluate the consumption of energy and carbon emissions involved in retrofit proposals.

In one project with a south London borough, they monitored whether the environmental profile of the retrofits are cost neutral, and evaluated if the benefits they generate are distributed equitably across social groups. They used lots of engineering data in these calculations and combined this with environmental and social information drawn from national statistics. Universities and companies are now using the information as generic components of their Smart City project.’

 

Read the full story and interview with the lead academic of the network, Mark Deakin,
in Smart City dynamics