The SMARTSPACES project has been awarded by the European Commission as part of the CIP ICT Policy Support Programme to a large consortium of 26 partners from all over Europe led by empirica to develop and implement ICT-based energy saving services which will enable public authorities in Europe to significantly improve their management of energy in the buildings they occupy. The project will run for three years from 2012 to 2014. The implementation of operational services includes 11 pilot sites with more than 550 buildings in 8 countries (UK, FR, DE, IT, ES, NL, TR, RS) with almost 20,000 professionals and staff users and reaching an estimated more than 6,000,000 visitors annually.
The SMARTSPACES consortium, led by public authorities includes global ICT and service providers and distribution network operators working with local consultants and specialist advisors to carry out all steps in the project service implementation process. empirica is responsible for the project coordination and management, requirements analysis and specification, use case and service process model development, service viability assessment and business model and business plan development and several dissemination activities. SMARTSPACES is a further European project of empirica in the'energy and environment' area.
empirica is active in this area for several years and is advising and consulting different customers throughout Europe on the development and use of ICT-based services for energy saving and efficiency addressed to public authorities and housing companies. We support almost 20 social housing organizations and more than 10 public authorities throughout Europe in the development of highly useable and efficient ICT-based energy management and energy awareness services. The empirica expert advice provides a sound basis for developing viable local public policies and those of housing providers concerning the future supply and use of energy. Pilot sites where these energy saving services are implemented and operate are located in large European cities like Milan, Birmingham, Bristol, Istanbul, Belgrade but also mid-size cities like Leicester, Hagen, Lleida, Murcia, Venlo and Moulins. We are partnering with a wide range of social housing companies who own between 5,000 and almost 70,000 dwellings each.