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Intelligent Technology Builds Smarter Cities

How smart cities (will) work Extreme Tech, April 19, 2016. Image credit: davidpheat Energy and Utilities We have a connected electric grid that allows utilities to redirect power based on demand. What we don’t have – broadly deployed at least– is the intelligence to better monitor and control energy usage in homes, offices, factories, and warehouses,

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Building Blocks for Net Zero Cities

Smart digital platform to boost energy efficiency in cities CORDIS, February 17, 2016. Image credit: karanja The platform, designed for city planners, industry and energy stakeholders, assesses and maps buildings’ energy behaviour, and can also remotely control public street lighting. The platform has already succeeded in cutting energy use in several cities across Europe where it

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Studying Three Aspects of Energy Efficiency in the UAE

Energy efficiency in the UAE Utilities-me, August 19, 2015. Image credit: laddhaashish20030 The UAE’s gross domestic electricity consumption has more than doubled over the past 10 years, and is expected to grow even more rapidly over the next five years as the country undergoes substantial population and economic growth, according to a study by management consultancy

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Smart Cities are Taking Connectivity to the Next Level

Barcelona: The most wired city in the world Fortune, July 29, 2015. Image credit: frankieleon For cities the possibilities seem endless. Officials around the world who find themselves grappling with tight budgets and rocketing bills have seized on this tsunami of data as a way to cut costs and overhaul systems that have barely changed in

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Building the Smart Cities of the Future Now

Amber Plante for Zondits, June 29, 2015. Image credit: WT Vox Engineers are looking to take the terabytes of data that are being collected each year and use them to build “smart cities” in which the various components – waste management, traffic sensors, law enforcement, transit, electricity, etc. – can “speak” to each other along

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Smart Lamps Up the Ante for Urban Energy Efficiency

How Smart Lamps Improve City-wide Efficiency Sourceable, March 3, 2015 Urban energy efficiency may soon receive a boost from the development of smart lamps that are capable of responding intelligently to environmental and traffic conditions by means of sensors. Reducing energy consumption by replacing conventional light bulbs with more economic technology, such as LED lamps, has

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