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Smart Cities Marketplace
25 January 2023

Smart Cities Marketplace publishes Solution Booklets

Solution Booklets

Technologies and markets are ever changing, particularly in times like this. Thus, the Smart Cities Marketplace team has reviewed its solution booklets “Solution Booklet E-Bus”, “Solution Booklet Building Envelope Retrofit”, “Solution Booklet Urban Freight Logistics”.

After this extensive review, new booklets have been published to be up to date with the latest developments in these thematic areas. The booklets give insights into the markets, technologies, governmental and social implications, and financial barriers.

Solution Booklet E-Bus

This solution booklet presents electric buses’ replication potential and barriers from a technical, financial, social and governance perspective. Desk research, expert interviews with different stakeholders and webinars were conducted in order to gather experiences from various EU/national/regional/local projects in different European countries.

E-buses currently represent 6.1% of the sales of new buses in Europe. The decarbonisation of public transport systems will be crucial as European countries and cities move towards a net zero economy, and as such, the e-bus market will continue to expand.

Find it here.

E-Bus Solution Booklet

Solution Booklet Building Envelope Retrofit

This booklet focuses specifically on envelope retrofit and considers it from a technical, financial, social and governance perspective. Implementation barriers, as well as the upscaling potential, will be discussed and illustrated by experiences from different European projects.

Given the importance of energy retrofit, the EU has supported many consortia to experiment with new techniques and operational procedures, financing schemes, end-user engagement strategies and governance process setups. From the analysis of a set of nearly 50 building retrofit demonstrators, it appears that half of the retrofit projects realise savings of 50-75% of the total final energy demand.

Find it here.

Building Envelope Solution Booklet

Solution Booklet Urban Freight Logistics

The overall goal of urban freight logistics is to provide better and more customised last-time logistic services for citizens, fostering local economic development through local logistics businesses, while reducing the negative impact the delivery of goods has on our urban environment.

The European Commission’s shows a clear interest in sustainable solutions for urban freight logistics, as the White Paper* “Zero emission urban logistics in major urban centres by 2030” elaborates.

Find it here.

Urban Freight Solutions Booklet


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