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Smart Cities


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On 6 and 7 June 2013, André Bouffioux, CEO of Siemens Belgium-Luxembourg, presented our Siemens’ view on how Smart Cities will develop and generate new business. He made this presentation during the European Young Innovator Forum’s unique Unconvention in Brussels, where young Europeans with innovative ideas and those who will inspire, guide and support them, were brought together.

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Smart Cities

  1. 1. Answers for infrastructure and cities.Restricted © Siemens AG 2013 All rights reserved.Smart CitiesUnconvention 2013 – Brussels/Egmont Palace– June 7th2013André BouffiouxCEO Group Belgium-LuxembourgVice President Infrastructure & Cities, South West Europe
  2. 2. Never say neverWho needs a home computer?Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp, in 1977.Flying machines are impossible?Lord Kelvin, British mathematician and physicist, president of the British RoyalSociety, in 1895."Everything that can be invented has been invented."Charles H. Duell was the Head of the US patent Office in 1899.A. BouffiouxPage 2 Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – Square Brussels
  3. 3. Megatrends are significantly shaping the futureof our planet … and will be a business generatorClimate changeDemographicchangeGlobalizationUrbanizationEfficientuseofresouA. BouffiouxPage 3 Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – Brussels
  4. 4. A. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 4We are in the "urban millennium"Population• 2009: 50% of the worlds population livesin cities• 2030: urban population will grow from3.5 billion to 4.7 billionEconomy• ~50% of global GDP is producedin 600 cities• By 2025, 40% of global GDP growth willbe generated by middleweight cities inemerging marketsEnvironmentCities stand for• Two-thirds of the worlds energy• 60% of its drinking water• Up to 70% of its CO2 emissions
  5. 5. Efficient transportation of people and goodsReliable and efficient supply of energyLow emissions, water usage and wasteComfort, quality of life and securityCurrent and future challenges for citiesBasic needs of a cityRequirements are drastically changing from closed island solutions /single products to cross-linked intelligent infrastructure solutionsBeingcompetitive!A. BouffiouxPage 5 Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – Brussels
  6. 6. Siemens’ vision for citiesTransforming cities through sustainable technologyWith the need to improve the quality of life and economic competitiveness,cities have to become more resource-efficient and environmentally friendly.A. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 6Siemens has the portfolio, know-how and consulting expertise to makecities more livable, competitive and sustainablePotable Water Clean Air SecurityEfficient Buildings Reliable Power Grid Mobility Solutions
  7. 7. A. Bouffioux 7Siemens’ vision for cities: The interconnectivity of threeindustries requires challenging new solutionsInfrastructureEnergyMobilityAirportStatusPublicTransportationTrafficControlCity Monitoring
  8. 8. Siemens insights into "how to become sustainable",jointly developed with major world citiesA. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 8PerceptionstudiesMegacity Challenges Comprehensive analysis based on interviews withover 500 city managers in 25 selected megacities Urban infrastructure trends and challenges as wellas global best practices Commissioned research to GlobScan and MRCMH Other studies: The Sustainable Cities Challenge in Canada,ICT for City ManagementComparativestudies Green City Index (commissioned research to EIU) Index compares cities across 8 dimensions ofsustainability: CO2, Energy, Buildings, Transport,Waste & Land Use, Water, Air, Governance Europe, Africa, North / South America, Asia, Germany Deep-Dives in infrastructure, e.g. Complete Mobility IndexImplemen-tationstudies Sustainable urban infrastructure series "How to become a sustainable city" with focus onmeasures for resource efficiency and CO2 abatement Examples: Dublin, London, Munich, Yekaterinburg,Trondheim, ...
  9. 9. A. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 9 Energy consumption ofresidential buildings Energy efficient buildings standards Energy efficient buildings initiatives16 quantitative and 14 qualitative indicators in 8 categories were assessedComparative Studies:European Green City Index1)1) A research project conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Siemens Energy consumption Energy intensity Renewable energy consumption Clean and efficient energy policies Use of non-car transport Size of non-car transport network Green transport promotion Congestion reduction policies Municipal waste production Waste reduction policies Green land use policies Water consumption Water leakages Waste water treatment Water efficiencyand treatment policies Nitrogen dioxide Sulphur dioxide Ozone Particulate matter Air quality policies Green action plan Green management Public participation in green policy CO2 intensity CO2 emissions CO2 reduction strategyEGCICO2EnergyBuil-dingsWaterWaste &land useAirGreengover-nanceTrans-portEGCI Set priorities of measures through identification of categories with performance below average
  10. 10. Current and future challenges for citiesEnvironmental concernsA strong positive correlationbetween wealth andenvironmental performanceCities need sustainable technologies to increase their power of attractionA. BouffiouxPage 10 Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – Brussels
  11. 11. Example: Virtual Power PlantMunich, GermanyA. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 11 Initiative of Munich City Utilities &Siemens Small-scale, distributed energy sourcespooled & operated as single installation Improves reliability of planning &forecasting decentralized sources Promotes efficient use of decentralizedenergy, & greater diversity of sources Enables decentralized sources tooperate flexibly either as a single unit,or in island-mode to serve a morelocalized network Includes cogeneration modules (8MW),hydropower & wind farm (12MW) Distributed Energy ManagementSystem
  12. 12. A. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 12Example: The Volt-Air ProjectBrussels, Belgium
  13. 13. Example: City CockpitLondon, United KingdomA. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 13City Cockpit is an integrated Management Information and Decision Support System toassist authorities in managing the growth of a city based upon key performance indicatorssuch as traffic, environment, and finance, and to ensure that the city is sustainable for thefuture
  14. 14. TECHNOLOGICAL COMPANY, based on INNOVATIONA. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 14
  15. 15. InnovationA. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 15
  16. 16. Innovation is the art to be positively differentA. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 16
  17. 17. A. Bouffioux Smart Cities – Unconvention 2013 – BrusselsPage 17Marc D’OosterlinckBusiness DevelopmentPhone: +32 (2) 536