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February 06, 2013

SUNSHINE Kick-off meeting

From the 6 to the 7 of February 2013, Fondazione Graphitech hosted in Trento the kick-off meeting of the project SUNSHINE (Smart UrbaN ServIces for Higher eNergy Efficiency). It delivers innovative digital services, interoperable with existing geographic web-service infrastructures, supporting improved energy efficiency at the urban and building level.

Specifically, SUNSHINE delivers a smart service platform accessible from both a web-based client and from an App for smartphones and tablets. In particular, the SUNSHINE platform will allow:

  1. Automatic large-scale assessment of building energy behaviour based on data available from public services (e.g. cadastre, planning data etc.). The information on energy performances will be used to automatically create urban-scale "ecomaps"; to be used for planning activities and large-scale energy pre-certification purposes.
  2. The previous assessment will be then used, together with localised weather forecasts available through interoperable web-services, to ensure optimisation of energy consumption of heating/cooling systems through automatic alerts that will be sent to the SUNSHINE App installed on the smartphone of the final users.
  3. Lastly SUNSHINE will ensure interoperable control of public illumination systems based on Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) facilities remotely accessible, via interoperable standards, from a web-based client as well as from an App for smartphones or tablets.

The SUNSHINE technology will be the result of the customisation and integration of existing software components developed by other EC-funded projects focusing on smart-city technologies, including BRISEIDEi-SCOPE and i-Tour .

SUNSHINE technology will be eventually piloted in the context of 9 sites across 5 countries, specifically:

  • Italy: 20 public buildings in Ferrara; 60 technical buildings across the Trentino Province; 4 public llumination lines in the centre of Bassano del Grappa (Italy) (total of 200 illumination units), 5 public illumination lines in the city of Rovereto (Italy) (total of 80 illumination units); 3 building complexes in the area of Val di Non (Italy) and their outdoor public illumination systems.
  • Austria: 1 public multipurpose building in Schwechat and the public illumination systems in its surroundings.
  • Croatia: 10 buildings owned by HEP ESCO in Zagreb and Split and the illumination systems in the surroundings of one of HEP ESCO's power plant (50 illumination units).
  • Greece: five buildings in Lamia owned by Technological Educational Institute di Lamia.
  • Malta: 2 buildings owned by Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology in Paola.

SUNSHINE will be piloted for a duration of 12 months and it will target at energy and emission savings ranging, within the various pilots, from 10% to 30%, with higher savings being foreseen for pilots relying on older buildings, or equipped with older heating, cooling or lighting technologies. Energy savings will be compared to a one-year baseline data acquired, during the first stages of the project prior to the deployment of the pilots.

The website of the project will be soon online at


July 04, 2013

i-Tour Final Conference

Final i-Tour (intelligent Transport system for Optimized URban trips) Conference: Improving Personal Mobility for Urban Environments: Applications and Perspectives. Read full article

September 10, 2012

i-SCOPE project will be presented at SMAU 2012

The 19th of October Fondazione Graphitech will present i-SCOPE project, and in particular the Trento Smart City Platform, within the SMAU 2012 in Milan. Read full article

March 27, 2012

Public Lighting: new software RILIEVO IP-PAT available

The Fondazione Graphitech has developed a new software to detect external light devices Read full article

March 18, 2012

Smart Islands - CEN/TC Dissemination

Graphitech @ CEN/TC 287 Geographic information Plenary and Workshop Read full article


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