The implementation of smart city solutions has taken off in Munich to aid the city’s objective to cut CO2 emissions and increase energy efficiency. Combining Munich’s focus on cutting-edge technology and the intelligent use of data with Danish smart lighting solutions could be a game changer for the city.
With objectives to cut CO2 emissions by 20%, increase the use of renewable energy to 20% and increase energy efficiency by 20% Munich has set a clear path towards sustainable urban development. To aid its green transition, the Bavarian city has started to implement smart city solutions like smart lighting and other intelligent and innovative technologies that can contribute to energy savings and CO2-reductions.
Smart lighting has a large potential in Germany, where around 13% of the electricity consumption comes from lighting according to AG Energiebilanzen, a German working group on energy balances. With energy savings of up to 80%, LED lighting offers a less energy consuming light source compared to conventional lighting systems.
Smart lighting is also one of the solutions that the Munich SMARTER TOGTHER project and Green Tech Solutions, initiated by the German government, are looking into implementing. SMARTER TOGETHER aims to balance smart city technologies with governance perspectives and has teamed up with German industry conglomerate, Siemens, to ensure cross-sectoral collaboration and innovative knowledge sharing.
Siemens will contribute to the green, smart city transition through its leading industrial IoT system, MindSphere, which uses 5G-networks and open-source platforms to connect innovative technology from various sources.
With one of the most digitised public sectors in the world, Denmark has a unique starting point for developing smart solutions to meet the challenges of urbanisation. At the same time, Denmark is home to the largest smart city living lab in Europe – the Danish Outdoor Lighting Lab (DOLL) – where companies can carry out real-life tests of urban services and highlight their performance.
Danish smart city solutions range across mobility and parking, IoT communication systems, environmental monitoring, waste management and much more. Tapping into the Danish smart city capabilities could see great synergies with Munich’s focus on cutting-edge technology and the intelligent use of data.
The Access Cities project follows the urbanisation and transition to smarter cities in Munich and Bavaria close and is continuously looking for solutions to the challenges within smart city development. If you would like to find out more about opportunities for collaboration, please reach out to the Access Cities representative in Munich.