Copenhagen update: High livability in a Carbon neutral city
25 May 2020
Copenhagen has joined AI4Cities to work closely together with companies to try to solve some of the challenges in becoming carbon neutral by 2025. Working together with Helsinki, the Paris Region, Tallinn, Stavanger, and Amsterdam, we do believe that we can attract interest from a lot of relevant companies.
Together we are looking for innovative, not market-ready solutions for CO2 emission reduction using AI and other disruptive digital technologies, add value to the solutions we have today.
In general, the City of Copenhagen is looking for solutions that can optimise the use of energy in the district heating substations, combined with the production of district heating. The City of Copenhagen has upgraded and installed building management systems (BMS) in our properties. but these must be connected to the energy market and be able to react on the level of renewable energy and at the same time secure a comfortable temperature in the schools, offices and other buildings. The city’s energy monitoring system must track indoor climate levels (temperature, CO2 concentration, humidity) in buildings to ensure that indoor climate levels are not compromised by flexible use of energy. The City of Copenhagen also aims to use BMS for solutions that can save energy, e.g. facility management strategies and maintenance strategies. The flexible energy usage platform is currently only communicating with only one type of building management system. The goal is to enable it to also communicate with other types of energy management systems.
The eagerness to achieve our climate goals must go hand in hand with comfort and living conditions in the City. Copenhagen aims to become the first carbon neutral capital in the world by 2025, showing that the reduction of carbon emissions can be combined with growth, development and an increased quality of life. Indoor climate is very important in this regard. It has a big effect on health and the ability to learn, which is especially important in schools.
We share these challenges with many other cities, and we hope that 4.6 million euros will bring us a huge step closer to our climate ambitions.
Image (Copenhagen Municipality)