Pollution, Daily life, Renewables
How to measure the quality of life in smart cities? From pollution levels and the number of traffic accidents to safer public spaces and more efficient heating in buildings: to what extent can the smartness of a city be quantified? And is it possible to measure the quality of life for an urban area through numerical parameters? It’s all about collecting data that is reliable and making sense of the numbers afterwards.
User awareness key to effective energy monitoring Energy efficiency has become a key objective in the current context of increasing energy demand, decreasing resources and global warming. Key to efficient energy savings, however, are users' awareness and behaviour.