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Open Energy

Main Author: R3 GIS Srl
Description: Open Energy is a project funded by the European Regional Development Programme 2007-2013, which implements a census of all Energy consumption, of CO2 Emissions and tools to develop and monitor a Sustainable Energy Action Plan and to reduce CO2 Emissions in the city of Merano (approx. 37.000 inhabitants in Northern Italy). Merano joined the Covenant of Mayors in 2012 and decided to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 20% by the year 2020. One key component of the project is the webgis application R3 EcoGIS, which allows you to carry out an inventory of the energy consumption and emissions of buildings, traffic, enterprises, street lighting, public transport, etc. All sources of CO2-Emissions can be assessed and geographically placed, in order to obtain a quantitave inventory and a map of emissions. Simulation tools allow you then to assess the best actions to reduce your emissions, from an environmental and a financial point of view, in order to develop your own Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP).
Keywords: EcoGIS, Convenant of Majors, SEAP, CO2 emissions, energy consumption, sustainability
Number of Views: 962
Added on: 19/06/2013
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Geospatial Activities
Advising, educating, researching, communicating about processes, use of geo-information products
Processing, editing, modelling, analyzing and managing geodata
Measuring, collecting and storing geodata
Presenting, producing and distributing geodata
Implementation Types
Acronym Title Type Link Description
Open Energy Open Energy Project
Standards Implemented
Output Types
Name of Customer Customer Type
City of Merano Local
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