The European Smart City Lighthouse Umeå is a very special place. Sitting on the edge of the Arctic Circle, it is a young modern city, with a population of 124,000. Here, the natural world co-exists with the urban environment.
Energy efficiency and low carbon solutions are especially important in such places. Sadly, we can’t bring you to Umeå at the moment. But through the Digital Deep Dive we hope to do the next best thing, showcasing the smart city solutions being developed there. We also hope for your help to improve them!
During this interactive online session, Umeå partners will be lifting the lid on their key developments. We’ll be hearing about the city’s integrated approach to combining their technical solutions, and their smart building concept. This includes the use of smart control equipment to control airflow, room climate and presence-activated lighting.
A wide range of sensor-data, time-scheduling components and weather station data are aggregated in their Demand Side Management system. This allows the data to shape a more detailed understanding and improved management of energy needs and usage. Solar energy is stored in batteries to manage energy use and top loads and all of these solutions interact and depend on each other.
The Digital Deep Dive will give you a front seat to hear the Umeå story. It will also give you the chance to react, exchange and bring your own experience to the discussion. Just because we’ve stopped travelling, doesn’t mean we’ve stopped connecting!