D3.03 Implemented demonstrations of solutions for energy positive blocks in Espoo

City of Espoo, Mayor’s Office, Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd.,Citycon Oyj, Siemens Oy, KONE Oyj, PlugIT Finland Oy, Adven Oy

This report presents the demonstration actions that have been carried out in the SPARCS project in Espoo, Finland by the end of third project year. First, the report presents an overall summary of the Lighthouse demonstrations in Espoo and the demonstration areas, and then summarises the details of each Action in the demonstration areas Task-by-Task (from Task 3.1 to 3.9). The demonstration actions broadly cover various low carbon improvements of urban area development, including buildings, energy systems, transportation, urban planning and citizen engagement.

Espoo city structure is comprised of five large district centres, and our demonstration areas focus on two of these centres: Leppävaara and Espoonlahti. The Sello area, at the centre of the Leppävaara district, is an already existing urban area, where demonstration actions focus on improving the existing urban infrastructure. The Lippulaiva block, at the centre of the Espoonlahti district, is a fully redeveloped urban block that is currently under construction, hence offering us a potential to test and demonstrate energy positive block solutions in new buildings. In addition to more practical demonstrations, a third demo site concentrates on urban planning in the future Kera area, with the high ambition level for sustainable and smart district development. And finally, SPARCS also studies macro level demonstration actions in the Espoo city on a general level.

This report describes the work carried out and the summary of the Espoo demonstrations at the end of the third project year, including the outcomes, schedules and partners’ roles and responsibilities in each Action. The deliverable is connected to the project’s Milestone 8 Espoo - Completion of the demonstration sites (due project month M30). This Deliverable provides an overview to all the project Espoo demonstrations, covering the basic elements of each Action. The more in depth results, insights and learnings from these demonstration activities so far are covered in the thematic Deliverables D3.4 (Interoperability of holistic energy systems in Espoo), D3.5 (EV mobility integration and its impacts in Espoo) and D3.6 (Optimizing people flow and user experience for energy positive districts) that focus on the Tasks and Actions on energy, mobility and citizen engagement (respectively), also due M36. The final report of the Work Package 3 is Deliverable 3.7 (Replicating the smart city lighthouse learnings in Espoo: technical, social and economic solutions with validated business plans) due M60 in the end of the project.

This deliverable is submitted, but it is pending official approval.