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Methodology for energy efficiency assessment in the transport sector for smart cities

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSMARTGREENS 2015 - 4th International Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems, Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9789897581052
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems - , United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Smart Cities and Green ICT Systems
CountryUnited Kingdom
Period1/01/00 → …


To measure the impact of transport projects in smart cities can be expensive and time-consuming. One challenge in measuring the effect of these projects is that impacts are poorly quantified or are not always immediately tangible. Due to transport projects nature, it is often difficult to show results in short term because much of the effort is invested in changing attitudes and behaviour on the mobility choices of city inhabitants. This paper presents a methodology that was developed to evaluate and define city transport projects for increasing energy efficiency. The main objective of this methodology is to help city authorities to improve the energy efficiency of the city by defining strategies and taking actions in the transportation domain. In order to define it, a review of current methodologies for measuring the impact of energy efficiency projects was performed. The defined energy efficiency methodology provides standard structure to the evaluation process, making sure that each project is being evaluated against its own goals and as detailed as it is required to the level of investment. An implementation in a smart city of the first step of this methodology is included in order to evaluate the implementation phase of the defined process.


  • Energy efficiency evaluation, Methodology, Smart cities mobility transport projects

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