Towards sustainable, Smart Communities – bylined article by Frans Vreeswijk Climate Change G7 2017
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Towards sustainable, Smart Communities
By Frans Vreeswijk
(Excerpt of the article, which appears in the Official G7 magazine, Climate Change in the New Economy)
26 May 2017
While we are familiar with the notion of Smart Cities and Smart Communities and the myriad of ways that today’s communities are adding intelligent technology, and collecting, sharing and using data, it’s a timely moment to reflect on a fundamental truth. There is no such thing as a virtual Smart City – no electricity means no Smart City.
Electricity, a building block of Smart Cities and Smart Communities
To gain the benefits of today’s and tomorrow’s intelligent, interconnected systems cities must have a reliable, quality power supply and all the hardware and software that accompanies it.
Smart electrification and sustainable energy generation are seeing a rise in the amount of electric power from hydro, marine, solar and wind sources – which helps to mitigate the effects of climate change. Through the use of IEC Standards, cities can also make significant Energy Efficiency gains, encourage the development of Smart Buildings and Smart Homes, adapt street lighting to peak demands, and improve the management of services such as water, waste management and public transport.
See full article by Frans Vreeswijk here: http://publications.climatechange-theneweconomy.com/g7-2017/100-1
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