Use Cases on BABLE are real-world reference projects sharing insights and learnings to show you what is already possible. Each Use Case contains a list of achieved benefits, driving factors, financial information, advices for replication and links to relevant Solutions and the implemented Products. There is also the opportunity to contact the BABLE users who participated in implementing and managing the Use Case.
Aberdeen City Council has undertaken, and is involved in, a number of hydrogen projects and we are very advanced in this new technology. This use case will discuss our hydrogen bus project and refuelling stations.
Big Belly Bins
The 'Big Belly Bins' are fitted with waste compactors which ensure they need emptied less often than standard designs. The innovative bins have proved to need emptying 7 times less than standard bin designs. They use wireless technology to alert authorities when they are full.
Open Data Portal
The aim is to make cities more attractive, liveable and resilient through data and digital technology - improving the cities for their citizens and making them more attractive to potential investors.
SCORE: Smart Cities + Open Data Re-Use
The aim of the SCORE project was to create open access to key watercourse and rainfall data across a number of sites in the city. With the increase in high intensity rainfall events Aberdeen needs to create greater resilience and adaption measures.
City Network Extension
Aberdeen City Council invested £2million in the connection of 57 Aberdeen City Council schools, buildings and community centres through what is known as the City Region Deal Digital strand of work.
New heating network
As part of the HeatNet North West Europe Interreg project, Aberdeen is completing a pilot project in Torry. An existing district heating network within this area currently serves three multi-storey blocks. The pilot will expand this existing network, linking in three municipal buildings.
Intelligent Street Lighting
This project is a key part of Aberdeen's digital transformation. The City COuncil has invested in a £9.7 million seven-year rolling programme of replacing the old inefficient and expensive street lighting with more efficient and cost-effective LED lighting.
Freight Routeing & Mapping
Aberdeen city is unusual in the sense that it's port is in the very heart of the city centre. NESTRANS undertook an analysis of freight data, and consulted with freight companies, to better understand the routes being used in the city region.
Demand Management - Transport
There are three Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) of which the city centre is of most concern due to a higher number of pollution exceedances. A Strategic Car Parking Review was undertaken during 2017 and 2018 which essentially formed a baseline of car parking in the city centre.
Enhanced wayfinding provision would assist in delivering economic benefits, such as those sought within the Regional Economic Strategy, by encouraging those on foot to explore, linger and engage with the city centre beyond the demands of their immediate schedule.
Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan - Aberdeen
Aberdeen is undergoing a series of major transformative projects. Work is therefore underway to identify the measures required to ‘lock in’ the benefits of the new bypass and transform the urban core into a much more pleasant place to visit and spend time in.