Source of Funding: EU-Horizon
The three point project Triangulum is one of currently twelve European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects, set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate solutions and frameworks for Europe’s future smart cites. The Lighthouse Cities: Manchester (UK), Eindhoven (NL) and Stavanger (NO)
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Eindhoven Open Data Portal
With the goal of making data more accessible and useful, the open data portal of the City of Eindhoven was built. It helps to upload, share, use, analyze and visualize public data sets. The platform is highly user friendly and has very low barrier to use.
Corporate Electric Car Sharing for University
The aim was to reduce staff using their own cars for university business and to increase the use of EVs at the MMU. Two 30kW Nissan electric cars were purchased and two additional charging points installed. The sharing scheme is managed by a third party enterprise through an online booking system.
Electric Assist Cargo Bikes (Pedelecs) for goods delivery in Manchester
The aim is to promote the sustainable alternatives for local deliveries using electric Assist cargo bikes. The Municipality offers the use of 4 bikes leased from a fleet of different bikes owned by Manchester Bike Hire to any organization in Manchester.
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.
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.
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.
Data Visualization Platform
The visualisation platform allows for the viewing of data from various sources in different “canvases,” such as virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 degree video or traditional 2D.
Leasing electric vans for estate management
To reduce carbon footprint and improve air quality, 7 diesel vans from the university estate management team of University of Manchester were replaced with new electric leasing vans. The vans are used for delivering mail and operational services.
Data-Enabled Innovation Challenges
The goal is to encourage data enabled solutions i.e. solutions which make use of the data available by organising events such as hackathons. Grass root approach adopted to identify citizen challenges, giving participants a guideline on which challenges they could possibly solve using the data.
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 control of individual floors in existing buildings
Predictive control algorithm was used to independently control floors in a Strijp-S office building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The goal of the use case is to provide open free Wi-Fi to inhabitants and visitors of Strijp-S.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Data Curation Service
The data curation service offers access to data generated by the Manchester mobility and energy modules (hosted on the OSIsoft platform) and other related datasets. This service will enable actors within the Corridor to create economic, social and environmental value from Triangulum project data.
Smart City Central Energy Controller
A Virtual Power Plant energy management platform, providing the capability to city stakeholders to actively manage Distributed Energy Resource (generation, storage and load) from a single platform.
Energy storage assets
Energy storage system with Li-Ion batteries which provides bi-directional flexibility. It is aimed for dynamic cycling.
Micro-grid management system
Microgrid management controller, designed to integrate disparate energy assets throughout single stakeholders to deliver improved energy performance within the areas of cost, CO2, flatten peak and effective use of low carbon generation.
Energy Optimisations in Buildings
The Building Benchmark Assessment is used to identify buildings where energy optimization measures can be implemented and is based on a set of benchmarks developed over time.
Demand Side Response Control for Office Block (Academic Building)
The Use case aims at delivering strategic load curtailment in academic buildings via existing BEMS.
Demand Side Response (DSR) Control for Student Accomodation
The use case aims to deliver strategic load curtailment in student accomodations via existing BEMS.
Demand Side Response Control for Public buildings
The Use case aims at delivering strategic load curtailment in public buildings via existing BEMS.
Photovoltaic installation on post 2000 building
The system is an integral part of the ambition to become grid independent on a campus housing 1 large academic building, an energy centre, a multi-storey car park and accommodation for 900 university students.
Triangulum offers products and services for these Smart City Solutions
Virtual Power Plant
VPPs are a response to the growing number of distributed energy resources (DER) making their way onto the grid, as VPPs allow their production to be pooled to achieve the flexibility and scale needed to trade in the electricity market; unleashing gains for prosumers, aggregators, and grid operators.
Bike Sharing System
A bike sharing system intends to provide a community with a shared fleet of bikes. Therefore, individual users do not have to own a bike, but rather everyone can use the fleet flexibly.
Building Energy Management System
According to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU.
Intelligent and Connected Public Space
An intelligent and connected public space collects data in public areas and displays or reacts on the data. The data can be securely transferred via Wi-Fi or other similar technologies to be, i.e. combined with a central system.
Public Charging System for Electric Vehicles
The current EU regulation on emissions for cars is the strictest worldwide. Along with further restrictions the thresholds cannot be meet with conventional cars only anymore. One alternative technology, reducing the local emissions, are electric vehicles.
Vehicle Sharing System
Vehicle sharing systems allow customers to use various vehicles without the need to own each vehicle. There are different types of vehicle sharing systems on the market. Differences can include the type of vehicle shared, like car sharing, bike sharing, scooter sharing or electric vehicle sharing.
Local Energy System
Approximately one-quarter of the energy price is owed by the transportation of the energy. The implementation of a local energy system can shift the energy production from a centralised system to a decentralised system.
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