Eindhoven is a city in the south of the Netherlands, originally at the confluence of the Dommel and Gender. It had a population of 223,220 in 2015, making it the fifth-largest municipality of the Netherlands and the largest in the province of North Brabant. Eindhoven is known as the centre of technology and design and the birthplace of the electronics group Philips, which built the Philips Stadium, the home stadium of the PSV Eindhoven football club. The Philips Museum traces the design history of the company. The nearby Van Abbemuseum focuses on art and design. In the northwest, the former Strijp-S industrial complex houses design shops and restaurants.
Two districts - Strijp-S and Eckhart Vaartbroek - are currently being transformed into sustainable living environments as part of te EU SCC1 Project TRIANGULUM. The former Philips industrial complex in the Strijp-S neighbourhood will become a creative smart district. An innovative concept to clean up contaminated land will double as a means of producing energy. It is also planned to optimise the heat provision powered by renewable energies of the existing buildings. A district-wide ICT solution will allow residents to access different kinds of infrastructure, such as booking electric vehicles from a district car-sharing scheme or using smart parking concepts. In this way, the IT-based tool will help residents to develop sustainable patterns of energy and mobility behaviour. In addition, electric buses will make city traffic more eco-friendly. A different set of challenges is posed by the Eckart Vaartbroek district, where energy-efficiency renovations will be carried out on the social housing stock that predominates in this area. In order to precisely calculate energy savings, the project will use an IT-based instrument capable of modelling costs and providing a 3D visualisation of the district.
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Eindhoven Open Data Portal
The open data portal of the City of Eindhoven was built with the goal of making data more accessible and useful. It helps to upload, share, use, analyse and visualize public data sets. The platform is highly user friendly and has very low barrier to use.
Point-to-point station bound bike sharing
16 bikes were operated by HopperPoint as a service for visitors, workers and inhabitants in Strijp-S.
The goal of the use case is to provide open free Wi-Fi to inhabitants and visitors of Strijp-S.
Switching from steam based to water based heating systems powered by biomass
Steam pipes were changed to district heating based on water as energy transmitter. The power is supplied via a biomass power plant owned by the municipality.
Station bound district car sharing
With the aim to improve the sharing of green mobility solutions, 3-5 sharing cars are operated by several contractors in Strijp-S, Eindhoven.
Smart control of individual floors in existing buildings
Predictive control algorithm was used to independently control floors in a Strijp-S office building.
Renovation of semi-attached homes of privately owned houses using woonconnect tool
The digital tool WoonConnect is used for the renovation choice in this project, allowing the home owners to see their energy use linked to their day-to-day behaviour and improve their homes.
Single base bike sharing
A mixture of ebikes and normal bikes is offered in a station bound bike sharing system located at one of the entrances of Strijp S.
Sensor based citizen initiative for environmental monitoring
The initiative aimed at collecting environmental data to monitor air quality focussed on particulate matter.
Camera based crowd management in the Eindhoven city center
Several cameras were installed on the main bar street in Eindhoven (Stratumseind) with the aim of better crowd control.
Renovation of semi-attached homes of privately owned apartments using woonconnect tool
To achieve energy consumption improvement in the whole area, the consortium also addressed other apartment owners present in the area Eckart Vaartbroek by using the WoonConnect tool for the renovation choice.
Smart interactive floorlight for walking and running in Eckart
To encourage walkers, joggers and runners interactive lights are embedded in a footway around two ponds in Eckart.
Optimization of multi modal traffic data to reduce traffic through center of Eindhoven
In Eindhoven, Vinotion implemented a system to do traffic measurement which would help to redefine spatial planning, create safer situation and lower traffic throughput through the city center using an overview camera with real time artificial intelligence using low power hardware.
Live laB TOOLKIT FOR Participatory design in Public Space
The Strijp-S district in Eindhoven was used as a testing ground for a 2 week process to organise public consultation using integration of multiple information technologies. The Live Lab, a virtual and physical platform for sharing knowledge and ideas was used to co-create a green square in Strijp.
Public Sound Sensor Safety Project
The Public Sound Sensor Safety Project consists of sound sensors in the public space that are attached to the smart light poles in the area. This enables to detect specific sounds such as fighting and sound levels in bars or cafes in the main bar street in Eindhoven.
Smart Lighting in Strijp-S - Eindhoven
The project involved equipping light poles with multi-colour LEDs allowing interactive control of individual lights. This enables a variety of services such as: guiding people through different lighting, seasonal lighting programs for increased comfort, safety control via sound sensors.
Sustainable Energy Supply by Soil Sanitation
SANERGY is a low-cost system which aims at purifying soil in combination with extracting energy from groundwater using heat pumps in the Strijp-S district in Eindhoven.
Renovation of semi-attached homes of housing association using Woonconnect tool
The Use Case aims to involve tenants in the process of renovating and maintaining homes owned by the social housing association Woonbedrijf. The digital 3D-tool WoonConnect allows tenants to see the effects of their behaviour (i.e. showering, heating) and the expected results of the renovation.
Unidirectional functional lighting in Eckart
Unidirectional functional lighting has been installed on a walking path at a pond in Eckart. The special type of lights only shine towards the path and not on the pond to not disturb the local fauna.10 of the 30 poles are equipped with sensors that dim the light according to the usage of the path.
Parking Management System
With the vision of transforming the parking policy from normative numbers, a more demand driven optimum solution was developed using ICT technologies to improve the user experience. The system is aimed at increasing the occupancy of parking lots.
Fibre Optic Infrastructure (Backbone project)
Strijp-S is built as a smart data driven area and hence, needed a strong data backbone. 500km of Fibre Optic(Backbone) cables have been installed in ducts in the Strijp-S district (68 acres) for improving connectivity in the area. The Fibre Optic network acts as a Backbone for data related service.
Smart City Data Platform
To support with real time data integration in Smart Cities, a Smart City Data platform has been developed which enables faster integration of data. The data and governance layer have been separated to provide ownership to the data owners.
Smart Charging for Electric Vehicles in Eindhoven
In order to promote use of Electric Vehicles and better manage the charging infrastructure,a smart charging system was developed. 6 Type-2 AC chargers installed in Strijp-S with two charging point. Peak load management system/charging management system is included in the project.
Smart and Intelligent Street Kiosk
By placing high-tech city beacons, Eindhoven presents revolutionary, multifunctional and interactive information system. The city beacons replace the old (advertising) information displays giving residents, visitors and entrepreneurs access to number of digital and interactive, basic functionalities
Smart control of individual rooms in existing buildings
With the aim of reducing energy consumption by 20% in the existing office buildings in Strijp-S, an innovative concept has been developed to optimise energy consumption while maintaining user comfort. The system allows interactive monitoring and control of HVAC system via mobile application.
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