Smart Swiss Cities and Communities Results and on-going activities
DSM Management Task 24 Workshop
Closing the Loop - Beha...
Content

• The European Energy Award (eea)
• Smart City Activities in Switzerland
• D-A-CH - cooperation
• Lessons learned...
European Energy Award (eea) Cities in CH

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596 member Cities
334 awarded “Energy Cities”
25 in eea Gold Standar...
Smart City related Implementation:
“Swiss Energy for Municipalities”
• Public Private Partnership Program for
Implementati...
Sustainable Implementation: “Plan-Do-Check-Act”
Communal Management System:
Plan
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Political, mayoral commitment
Curr...
The European Energy Award (eea) process:
P-D-C-A
Initial Review

Targets and Goals

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Appoint Team
Evaluate ac...
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Key areas of the European Energy Award
Structure according to activities and stakeholders in administration
4. Mobility...
European Energy Award (eea)
Based on Swiss “Energy City”
Label
Since 2002: European Energy
Award, programme activities in ...
European Energy Award (eea

Same system, country specific characteristics:
Germany
= European Energy Award
Austria
= e5
Fr...
European Energy Award: Results

• Common view of all the stakeholder on the issue
• Accepted strategies and targets
• Mult...
Smart Citys?
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is still quite a fuzzy concept and is
used in ways that are not always
consistent.

Often discussed as:
–S...
Swiss definition of Smart City
A smart city offers its inhabitants a maximum of life
quality by a minimum use of resources...
Smart City related Implementation:
“Project Smart Cities Switzerland”
• Motivation of eea-Cities to perform projects
• Pro...
Energy City (eea) and Smart Citys
• Optimal basis
6 areas of Energy City

Fields of activity of a «Smart City»
Master
Plan...
Smart City related Implementation:
“Project Smart Cities Switzerland”
Actually not foreseen:
• No new label «Smart City»
•...
Smart City related Implementation:
“Project Smart Cities Switzerland”
• Energy Cities are well positioned here
• Energy ci...
Smart City related Implementation:
“Project Smart Cities Switzerland”
• en. 213 projects
• Ranking of issues
• Definition ...
Smart City related Implementation:
“D-A-CH”
• Memorandum of Understanding between D
(Germany), A (Austria) and CH (Switzer...
Smart City related Implementation:
“D-A-CH - Cooperation”

14.10.2013
Smart City related Implementation:
“D-A-CH - Initiative”

Karlsruhe, Salzburg und Winterthur
each city project(s) financed...
Lessons learned, so far

• Smart City is an ongoing initiative all over Europe, and
something en vogue
• Switzerland is a ...
Lessons learned, so far in CH

• Attractive incentives needs to be found
• Stakeholder Platform
• Attracting investors
• T...
Next steps

• Share experiences in this field
• Find further partner cities in CH
• Information
• Research

14.10.2013
Next steps
Welcome to the conference on November
11/29 in Lausanne
Next steps

Thank you for your interest!
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Task 24 - Smart Cities

  1. 1. Smart Swiss Cities and Communities Results and on-going activities DSM Management Task 24 Workshop Closing the Loop - Behaviour Change in DSM: From Theory to Policies and Practice 15.10.2013, Luzern Benjamin Szemkus, ENCO AG, mandated by SFOE 15.10.2013
  2. 2. Content • The European Energy Award (eea) • Smart City Activities in Switzerland • D-A-CH - cooperation • Lessons learned, so far • next steps 14.10.2013
  3. 3. European Energy Award (eea) Cities in CH 3 • • • • 596 member Cities 334 awarded “Energy Cities” 25 in eea Gold Standard Representing 52 % of the Swiss population
  4. 4. Smart City related Implementation: “Swiss Energy for Municipalities” • Public Private Partnership Program for Implementation of the eea in Switzerland • Mandate by SFOE, 2.5 Mio € /a, 90 private consultants • Training, exchange of experiences, products, quality control, communication, dissemination • The aim is, by 2020, 800 Swiss municipalities and cities are participating in this program - most of them awarded with the eea / Energy City label • Co-financed by - SFOE, Swiss Federal Office of Energy - States (Cantons) - Municipalities 14.10.2013
  5. 5. Sustainable Implementation: “Plan-Do-Check-Act” Communal Management System: Plan • • • Political, mayoral commitment Current status assessment, Initial review Goals and strategies, Policy, planning Do • • • Activity program Implementing measures and operation Awareness and training Check • • • Evaluating and controlling Reporting procedure Checking and management review Act 5 • • Corrective actions Continual improvements
  6. 6. The European Energy Award (eea) process: P-D-C-A Initial Review Targets and Goals • • • • • • Appoint Team Evaluate actual state Consensus Energy / Climate policy program Principles Targets Horizon 4 years • • • Activities projects Schedules, Budget Persons every 4 years Implementation Energy City Award • • • • Mayoral decision Evaluation • 50 / 75 % realized • Awarding Decided measures PR, Communication Implementing Tools 6 Optimization of Processes • • Project organization Performance indicators
  7. 7. 7 Key areas of the European Energy Award Structure according to activities and stakeholders in administration 4. Mobility Public transport, Zones low speed, parking management, pedestrian zones, bicycle routes 1. Communal development, planning 5. Internal Organization Capacity building, policies, strategies, controlling Energy policy, action plan, regulations and increasing enforcement 2. Communal buildings, Facilities 6. External communication Information, promotion, subsidies Energy management, building efficiency 3. Supply,waste disposal Electricity, distant heating, Water supply, waste treatment 7
  8. 8. European Energy Award (eea) Based on Swiss “Energy City” Label Since 2002: European Energy Award, programme activities in 6 countries, pilot activities in 11 countries ≈ 1’000 active municipalities ≈ 500 awarded municipalities, 25 Mio Inhabitants Identical catalogue of measures, country specific indicators and values 8
  9. 9. European Energy Award (eea Same system, country specific characteristics: Germany = European Energy Award Austria = e5 France = Cit’ergie Switzerland = Energiestadt / Cité de l’énergie / Città dell’energie
  10. 10. European Energy Award: Results • Common view of all the stakeholder on the issue • Accepted strategies and targets • Multi-stakeholder process of developing action plan • Decided action plan by authorities • Decided structure of the energy issue in the municipality • Broad communication internal review every year external review and renewed application every 4 year 14.10.2013
  11. 11. Smart Citys? • is still quite a fuzzy concept and is used in ways that are not always consistent. Often discussed as: –Stage development of infrastructure –strategy for creating a competitive environment –an approach to inclusive and sustainable cities
  12. 12. Swiss definition of Smart City A smart city offers its inhabitants a maximum of life quality by a minimum use of resources thanks to intelligent combination of different infrastructure systems (Transport, Energy Communication, Grids etc.) on different levels like buildings, areas, quarters and cities. «Intelligent» in this context does not automatically means «IT». By similar performance, passive or selfregulating mechanism are preferable to active regulated systems.
  13. 13. Smart City related Implementation: “Project Smart Cities Switzerland” • Motivation of eea-Cities to perform projects • Project evaluation within the program of “Pilot – and Demonstration-Projects” and «Lighthouse»-Projects by the SFOE • Implementation of a active Stakeholder-forum • International Cooperations (D-A-CH Kooperation) • Positioning „Smart Cities“ in context with Label «Energiestadt» in Switzerland • Data-base of «Smart City»-projects 14.10.2013
  14. 14. Energy City (eea) and Smart Citys • Optimal basis 6 areas of Energy City Fields of activity of a «Smart City» Master Planning Samrt Stakeholder / buildings Smart City Good Governance Smart Grids, Mobility 14.10.2013 = «Smarte» projects, « inter agency»!
  15. 15. Smart City related Implementation: “Project Smart Cities Switzerland” Actually not foreseen: • No new label «Smart City» • No «Ranking» or «Benchmark», who is the «smartest City»? • No projects from areas of security, health or social politics 14.10.2013
  16. 16. Smart City related Implementation: “Project Smart Cities Switzerland” • Energy Cities are well positioned here • Energy cities (especially in the expression "gold") provide good prerequisite • Participate city must have binding, multidisciplinary collaborations with different partners 14.10.2013
  17. 17. Smart City related Implementation: “Project Smart Cities Switzerland” • en. 213 projects • Ranking of issues • Definition of gaps • Definition of new research issues • Download of reports 14.10.2013
  18. 18. Smart City related Implementation: “D-A-CH” • Memorandum of Understanding between D (Germany), A (Austria) and CH (Switzerland) – Collaboration, Exchange of Experiences – Common call for tender – Common dissemination activities 14.10.2013
  19. 19. Smart City related Implementation: “D-A-CH - Cooperation” 14.10.2013
  20. 20. Smart City related Implementation: “D-A-CH - Initiative” Karlsruhe, Salzburg und Winterthur each city project(s) financed by each country 2013-2014 define concrete activities, establish exchange of experiences 2014 ff: Prepare common project , 3 years, multiple stakeholders 14.10.2013
  21. 21. Lessons learned, so far • Smart City is an ongoing initiative all over Europe, and something en vogue • Switzerland is a partner in Europe for Cooperation and research • The planning process is time consuming and exhausting (different partner, different timetables and different financing models and one project manager) • Promotions is needed all over and takes time (i.p. in City and Communities with small budgets) 14.10.2013
  22. 22. Lessons learned, so far in CH • Attractive incentives needs to be found • Stakeholder Platform • Attracting investors • The concept needs time and patience! 14.10.2013
  23. 23. Next steps • Share experiences in this field • Find further partner cities in CH • Information • Research 14.10.2013
  24. 24. Next steps Welcome to the conference on November 11/29 in Lausanne
  25. 25. Next steps Thank you for your interest!

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