Smart City Graz
25. Mai 2012
Smart City gets millions promoting Austria-wide pilot project on energy optimization It was really a good news for Graz, who at noon today by Federal Minister Doris Bures was announced in Vienna: The Graz approach to developing an energy-optimized district surrounding the railway station called„Smart City Project Graz center“obtained from the Climate and Energy Fund of […]
It was really a good news for Graz, who at noon today by Federal Minister Doris Bures was announced in Vienna: The Graz approach to developing an energy-optimized district surrounding the railway station called„Smart City Project Graz center“obtained from the Climate and Energy Fund of the one million funding to implement the first demonstration project. Up to 4.2 million euros, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and technology for the realization of the ambitious Grazer plans for the development of a sustainable integrated district to contribute to funding. The pilot project is implemented by 2016.
behind the now for the second time winning „Smart City Project Graz center“ is a consortium of 14 partners led by the city of Graz (Project Manager City Planning Bureau). Several departments of the city, including the City Planning Department, the Department of Transport Planning and the Environmental Protection Agency, are also on board as the Technical University of Graz, from whom the scientific expertise, the Steiermark and Energy Graz, the holding company of Graz, international partners and institutions in research and industry.
In the project area, the close of the Graz main station more than 400 hectares in the districts of Gries, Lend, Eggenberg and Wetzelsdorf, is expected to be transformed a previously widely-used urban district with the latest energy technologies in an environmentally friendly, smart and livable neighborhood a vibrant, functioning through mixed habitat with minimal or no carbon. 2 – emissions and low energy consumption is to prove the commercial viability of new technologies, with not only the themes are renewable energy, energy systems and building technologies play a role, but do not forget to green mobility and social mix and community participation in „their“ neighborhood.
From an urban solar power generation through integrated building facades to the erection of a residential complex with 80 residential units comprising the pilot project, all environmental, economic and social aspects that must be considered when developing a smart part of town.
Great joy at the announcement in Vienna
is of course the most fun of all parties over the price of their „child“. „We are so far only Austria to lead project has been chosen and this pleases us greatly. Through the establishment of the consortium, the project has a very high chance of being implemented, „the mayor said Siegfried Nagl at the announcement of millions promoting a press conference in Vienna this afternoon.
Renowned architect DI Markus Pernthaler , commissioned by the property owners, and in consultation was developed by the consortium partners, the first concrete demonstration project, introduced the pioneering concept and the timetable for implementation on the short. in the demonstration project experience gained will then be gradually developed for other parts of the city.
There is also a continuous information exchange with international sister cities, the spread to secure the approaches. also Director of Town Planning DI Mag Bertram Werle was pleased with the City Planning Department Board Dipl.-Arch. Heinz Schöttli and project DI Kai-Uwe Hoffer in Vienna with the award for „Smart City Project Graz center“ that a further urbanization pace with modern, highly efficient structures instead Wohnsilo set to meet the housing needs in the rapidly growing city of Graz.
Source of information: www.graz.at / Stadtbaudirektion (Text: Wolfgang Maget)
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