SME Instrument: EU to invest €8.9 million in 184 innovative businesses

184 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 28 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument. The funding is provided under Phase 1 of the instrument, which means that each project will receive €50,000…

Efficiency Retrofit Project For 5,000 Public Housing Units Kicks Off In Hawaii

The project will replace all incandescent lighting with LEDs, install high-efficiency shower and faucet fixtures, and  put in protective and energy-saving Advanced Power Strips. HPHA is publicly owned housing for lower-income and transitional members of our community. Some HPHA residents pay their own utilities fully…

Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and Ericsson sign smart city partnership

Having transformed Istanbul into a ‘city brand’, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM) has signed a cooperation agreement for a smart city consultancy project with Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). Under the umbrella of the Istanbul Informatics and Smart City Technologies (ISBAK AS) company, the IMM and…

MAS²TERING: Flexibility management demonstrated to show the need for the MAS platform solution

The MAS²TERING project can be sumarized as: Impact Methodology Pillar 1 – Interoperability Pillar 2 – Security and Reliability Pillar 3 – Holonic Architecture & Distributed Optimization Pillar 4 – Components for local and global distribution balancing for cost-effectiveness and enhanced grid…

OptEEmAL: publication highlights “A comprehensive ontologies-based framework to support retrofitting design of energy-efficient districts”

“A comprehensive ontologies-based framework to support retrofitting design of energy-efficient districts” Authored by: G. Costa & Á. Sicilia – ARC, La Salle Engineering and Architecture, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain G.N. Lilis & D.V. Rovas – Department of Production Engineering and Management, Technical University…

Third-party sustainability standards can advance SDG progress for business

The WWF report, released earlier this week, illustrates how multi-stakeholder standards can help companies to reach their targets by scaling-up sustainability practices across their supply chain. Standards provide concrete measures which can move whole industries towards environmental advance and financial profit.  WWF also…