Sweden’s capital city Stockholm has been working on climate change mitigation and adaption since the 1990s. The city is a real frontrunner, with well implemented climate action plans and pioneering policies to ensure it meets its ambitious environmental targets. By utilizing Stockholm’s favourable conditions, such as well developed gender equality, widespread IT infrastructure and high digital maturity, as well as the opportunities of digitalization and new technologies, the City of Stockholm will make life easier and better for everyone who lives, stays or works in the capital.
On April 3, 2017 the City Council adopted a strategy to further develop the smart city through coordination of the City's work on digitalization. The strategy has been developed together with the Stockholmers. The core of the strategy’s target vision shows the goal of the strategy and the City’s digitalization efforts – to provide the highest quality of life for the Stockholm inhabitants and the best entrepreneurial climate. These objectives are achieved by Stockholm, through innovative solutions, transparency and connectivity, as well as by becoming more economically, ecologically, democratically and socially sustainable.
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Fast charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
In Stockholm, a fast charging station within the GrowSmarter project is established by Fortum at the parking facility by McDonald’s restaurant. Fast charging stations could provide electric vehicles with fully charged batteries in less than 30 minutes.
Stand alone Smart Street Lighting in Stockholm
Under the Smart Lighting measure of the Grow Smarter project, the goal is to demonstrate and test three different technologies for smart street lighting: remote, self-controlled and sensor-controlled LED lighting. In this Use Case the focus is on a stand alone system
Hubgrade Energy saving centre
A remote energy saving center called Hubgrade was set up in the three buildings in Stockholm which were refurbished under the grow smarter project. The measure aims at reducing energy bill by taking proactive measures based on 24/7 monitoring.
Active House smart home solution
The Active House smart home solution is an intelligent system with a state of the art graphical user interface. This energy tool raises awareness among tenants on energy consumption from areas including electricity, hot water and apartment heating and encourages them to reduce their consumption.
Energy efficient refurbishment of a residential building - Brf Årstakrönet
Under the GrowSmarter project, this measure focusses on energy efficient refurbishment of a residential building from 2007: Brf Årstakrönet, with 56 private condominiums.
Energy efficient refurbishment of tertiary buildings by the City of Stockholm
The City of Stockholm has implemented energy retrofitting actions in 2 tertiary buildings: a cultural central and an official complex. Both the buildings are named as cultural historical
Energy efficient refurbishment of tertiary residential buildings in Valla Torg, Stockholm
Under the GrowSmarter project, the City of Stockholm has implemented several energy retrofitting actions in 6 tertiary buildings from 1961 in Valla Torg to decrease energy consumption by 60%, improve indoor comfort and also extend the lifespan of the buildings.
Construction Consolidation Centre in Stockholm
Construction materials make up 30-40 % of goods moved around modern cities. A centralised logistics depot in Stockholm, using alternative fuel vehicles, can help cut emissions from freight transport drastically.
Green parking index in combination with car sharing pool with EV
The Green parking index in Stockholm is designed to encourage alternative forms of transport, thus reducing the demand for the private parking places which must be provided when building new and renovating old housing in Stockholm.
Automated waste collecting system
Within the Grow Smarter project in Stockholm, an automated waste collection system has been implemented in an existing neighborhood. The goal is to enable a cost efficient and smart waste solution for residential areas.
Normal charging infrastructure for electric vehicles
Electric Vehicles increase in share of car sales and charging infrastructure is important to facilitate the transition to an improved vehicle fleet in cities. In Stockholm five to ten normal charging stations have installed to satisfy citizen needs.
Optical sorting system for smart waste collection
Within the Grow Smarter project, optical sorting technologies have been combined with a smart waste collection system to increase waste recycling rates in multi-family residential areas.
Waste collection statistics for individual households
Collecting waste statistics is one sub-solution under the Smart Waste Management measure of Grow Smarter project. It is able to provide feedback to end users on their waste segregation habit.
Open District Heating for Sustainable Heat Recovery
This Open District Heating aims to recover waste heat to the existing DH network by developing an innovative business model for plug and play heat pumps and contracts where the DH provider buys waste heat from local sources like data centres and supermarkets.
Travel demand management and smart guiding to alternative fuel stations
A smart phone application is developped to follow up and influence changes in travel behaviour to a healthier and environmentally friendly travel.
Traffic control system for passenger vehicles
Smart management of traffic signal lights can reduce congestion and make traffic flow more smoothly in cities.
Smart traffic signals synchronized to prioritize cleaner vehicles
Traffic lights equipped with signal priority systems give environmentally sound trucks a green light faster than others, reducing their travel time. This works as an incentive for cleaner vehicles.
Communal service boxes for sustainable deliveries
Smarter deliveries cut traffic generated by shopping and provide better information on delivery times, while the use of cleaner vehicles will help to reduce local emissions and noise.
Streetlights as wifi-to-grid connectors and electrical chargers
In Stockholm the smart connected city adds sensors to existing fibre-optic network and connects to an Internet of Things (IOT) open data platform to produce real-time information for traffic emissions reduction and manage all aspects of city life and operations.
Renewable refuelling stations for heavy duty vehicles
To enable alternative fuelled heavy vehicles to get a larger share of the market, the City of Stockholm has installed 10 new refuelling stations providing alternative fuels – biogas, ED 95, HVO and RME for hearvy duty vehicles.
Remote controlled LED Street Lighting
Under the Smart Lighting measure of the Grow Smarter project, the goal is to demonstrate and test three different technologies for smart street lighting: remote, self-controlled and sensor-controlled LED lighting. In this Use Case the focus is on a remote controlled system connected to a CMS.
Night-time deliveries using clean and silent vehicles
The City of Stockholm is implementing a new silent night-time delivery scheme including the electric plug-in van to investigate the effects of goods delivery during night versus daytime and the implications and regulatory requirements of lifting the ban on night deliveries.
Smart and flexible parking using new technology
The city of Stockholm is piloting two semi-automatic systems for on-street parking surveillance.
Promote the installation of electric vehicle charging in multifamily housing
The aim of the measure is to inspire and help interested citizens as well as owner of parking facilities with facts and practical advice on how to install EV charging facilities in multifamily houses.
Miljofordon.se - the Swedish clean vehicle portal
This website is Sweden’s leading source for facts on environmentally classified cars, light and heavy trucks, clean fuels, and the regulation of and incentives for clean vehicles. It will be developed and updated regularly with more information, for example about electric vehicle charging.
Mobility Subscription on local travel in Stockholm
In Stockholm, UbiGo is developing and aiming to launch one of the world’s first real MaaS services. The service is built on a flexible subscription model that can meet the everyday travel needs of entire households.
Offering a test fleet of e-bikes and cargo bikes
This measure consists in offering companies and residents in Årsta the possibility to test E-cargo bikes for a limited period of time in order to find out whether, and to what extent, these vehicles provide a viable mobility option.
Speeding up core bus routes
The city of Stockholm is working with regional partners to adapt methodologies used to speed up inner city core bus routes. This measure aimed to reduce journey times and increase punctuality along these routes.
Charging Master Plan for Electric Vehicles in Stockholm
The City of Stockholm aims to develop a charging Master Plan to oversee and complement the infrastructural development for EVs charging in order to ensure that it is effectively meet the needs of all drivers, including business users.
Electric van test fleets for craftsmen and delivery companies
The City of Stockholm and partners aim to tackle prejudices against EVs by inviting 20 business in the craft, delivery, and taxi sectors to try electric vans for one year. These businesses will be able to lease an electric van for the same cost as a fossil fuel-powered van.
Consolidating municipal freight and excavated materials in Stockholm
This measure aimed at reducing goods deliveries and hence creating a more accessible and less congested city.
Using inland waterways to transport aggregates
Stockholm plans to remove transport from roads in central parts of the city and use waterways instead.
Clean and silent night deliveries
In order to improve citizens' quality of life, the city has adapted regulations for delivery services, taking them to off peak hours.
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