SUNSHINE @ OGC meeting in Barcelona

GiStandards Ltd has been working towards developing a close relationship with the OGC. It is a founder member of the Urban Planning DWG (Domain Working Group), and the SUNSHINE project sits within this remit. Modern Urban Planning is so much more than bricks and mortar and considers all aspects of people’s lives, including education, health and well being, Smart Cities, energy, and the environment. Successful Urban Planning enriches and enhances people’s lives. GiStandards Ltd is delighted to bring this project to the Urban Planning DWG and this will be presented in Barcelona on 10 March 2015.

There is go to meeting facility and the meeting is open to non-OGC members. Click here to join the meeting. You may register to become an OGC Public Wiki user that will allow you to edit pages, the agenda, add comments etc.

GiStandards Ltd has also been working on Green Button from a standardisation viewpoint and it has been added as a discussion item to the meeting agenda.   

SUNSHINE Second Technical Meeting

The second SUNSHINE technical meeting will be held from 3-5 March 2015 in Zagreb (Croatia). During the meeting will be presented the overall project progress and the progress of each work package and task. The focus will be on the test bed pilot deployment cycles for the first integrated system. Various demonstrations, such as SUNSHINE web-client, mobile application, service platform etc., will also be performed. The meeting will help partners to better prepare for the second year review meeting that will be held at the end of the April 2015. The last day of the meeting will be devoted to the visit to Zagreb pilot buildings. 

SUNSHINE Workshop in INSPIRE - Geospatial World Forum 2015

The SUNSHINE Consortium is pleased to announce that workshops entitled "The GeoSmartCity Hub: a data platform for supporting the Covenant of Mayors initiative" and "Development of the CityGML Application Domain Extension Energy for Urban Energy Simulation” will be held as a combined workshop for 2 x 90 minutes slot in INSPIRE – Geospatial World Forum 2015, on 25-29 May 2015 in Lisbon Congress Center in Portugal.

The theme of INSPIRE – Geospatial World Forum 2015 is “Convergence: Policies + Practices + Processes via PPP" and aims to address the need for greater coordination among policy-makers, technology providers and users to benefit the industry.

It is going to be a great opportunity to present our work, to learn and to gather with experts, service and equipment providers from all around the world.

For more information about INSPIRE – Geospatial World Forum 2015, please visit the INSPIRE - Geospatial World Forum 2015 official website.

IEEE Smart Cities: Trento

A couple of months ago, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) selected Trento among the top ten smartest cities in the world.

Each of selected cities was invited to develop a project about a specific area and to share its achievements with IEEE and other cities. Trento has to identify technological and innovative solutions to improve citizens’ quality of life.

In order to achieve this objective, the Municipality of Trento, University of Trento, Trento Rise and IEEE have organized the event called “Trento e il Trentino, città e comunità intelligenti al servizio del cittadino”, on 12 December 2014 in Trento. The event involved the city system of higher education and research, as well as companies and institutions with research centres located in the area. It was the occasion for the exchange of information and ideas, as well as for presentation of on-going projects related to smart cities. GraphiTech awoke a lot of interest with the presentation of its on-going i-SCOPE and SUNSHINE projects, their research results and expected final outcomes. 

IEEE Smart Cities

Benchmarking Energy Sustainability in Cities Scientific Workshop

Experts from Europe gathered at the scientific workshop “Benchmarking Energy Sustainability in Cities”, held on 25 November 2014 in Turin (Italy). The workshop aimed to address the use of benchmarking techniques in energy efficiency and sustainability as a management tool in the context of local community actions towards sustainability.

During the workshop have been presented the experiences from SUNSHINE project, especially those related to standard geodata models for energy performance of buildings.

Click here to see the presentation.