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TRIANGULUM Site Eindhoven

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Project status
Finished
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Description

Eindhoven is the centre of the Brainport Region, one of today’s three top economic engines of the Netherlands, delivering about 14 % of the national gross domestic product (GDP). Two districts - Strijp-S and Eckhart Vaartbroek - will be transformed into sustainable living environments as part of TRIANGULUM.

The former Philips industrial complex in the Strijp-S neighbourhood will become a creative smart district. An innovative concept to clean up contaminated land will double as a means of producing energy. It is also planned to optimise the heat provision powered by renewable energies of the existing buildings. A district-wide ICT solution will allow residents to access different kinds of infrastructure, such as booking electric vehicles from a district car-sharing scheme or using smart parking concepts. In this way, the IT-based tool will help residents to develop sustainable patterns of energy and mobility behaviour. In addition, electric buses will make city traffic more eco-friendly.

A different set of challenges is posed by the Eckart Vaartbroek district, where energy-efficiency renovations will be carried out on the social housing stock that predominates in this area. In order to precisely calculate energy savings, the project will use an IT-based instrument capable of modelling costs and providing a 3D visualisation of the district.

Demo Site Expected Impact

* Detailed information regarding the technical and financial performance will be available at a later stage.

The key impacts of TRIANGULUM’s demonstration measures are:

  • a significant increase in joint ownership of Smart City Eindhoven among users. Citizens and other relevant actors will be engaged in the process of investing into Eindhoven as a smart city;
  • a new, smarter way of working for the city administration that allows true integration of smart city aims and objectives within and outside the municipal organisation;
  • the implementation of innovative energysaving technologies that will reduce energy bills and limit CO2 emissions by 67 %;
  • data infrastructure and sensor networks get a boost when the open data platform further facilitates smart city developments;
  • people know they’ve been consulted and projects are being implemented in cocreation;
  • there’s been a sustainable transformation of public space and housing is still affordable;
  • there’s an uptake of smart solutions and a redefining of quality of life.

Technologies

Energy

* Detailed information regarding the technical and financial performance will be available at a later stage.

The interventions in Eindhoven include:

Energy efficiency in buildings

  • Building envelope retrofitting

    • Renovation/refurbishment of dwellings: co-creation process with the tenants; use of energy saving visualisation platform (WoonConnect)
  • Building integrated renewable energy sources
    • Replacing heat provision utility (gas) with one powered by renewable energy (biomass)
  • Building services (HVAC & Lighting)
    • Smart energy-saving offices innovative concept (through the installation of sensors) for reducing an estimated 20% of energy

Energy systems integration

  • Photovoltaics
  • Wind turbines
  • Smart street lighting

Mobility & Transport

  • Clean fuels and fuelling infrastructure

    • Smart charging of electric vehicles by optimising the use of charging station

ICT

  • Traffic control system

    • Improved parking management
    • Detailed assessment for parking spaces (real time parking guide system)
  • Urban data platform
    • Smart city ICT open data platform
    • Transparency
    • Stimulate co-creation between government and partners in the city
  • ICT as planning support
    • Innovative ICT application (WoonConnect)
    • Interactive design and process for dwelling improvement (WoonConnect)
    • Stimulate investment in dwelling refurbishment
  • Strategic urban planning
    • Sensor network in the public space (fibre-optic data infrastructure)
    • Open WiFi
    • Sound, video and air quality sensors.

Building aspects

  • Building Energy Services
  • heating and DHW
  • Building Energy Services
  • lighting and appliances
  • Installed Renewable Energy Sources
  • photovoltaic - building integrated
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • boiler
  • Technology used to supply the buildings
  • electrical equipment

Energy Carriers

  • Biowaste
  • Domestic gas - grid-bound
  • Electricity
  • Geothermal heat

Energy Systems Types

  • Sustainable Generation
  • Boiler

Mobility Type of Intervention

  • Infrastructure
  • Vehicles

Thematic Field

  • Energy System(s) Integration
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Mobility and Transport
  • Refurbished Building(s)

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