COMMUNICATION: AICEP - Sustainability and energy efficiency in Portuguese smart cities

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COMMUNICATION: AICEP - Sustainability and energy efficiency in Portuguese smart cities

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LISBON, Portugal, December 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The environment is one of the axes of the Smart Cities Campaign that AICEP - Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal launched in the international market. Sustainability, energy efficiency and the preservation of natural resources are the major issues that motivate Portuguese companies to develop technologies and services specialized in the management of energy and water resources, which make a difference in the fight to reduce the footprint. carbon and the use of fossil fuels.

According to the United Nations, cities consume around 78% of the world's energy and are responsible for producing more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions. It is urgent to combat the planet's climate crisis and adopt innovative solutions in cities that allow them to achieve a neutral climate impact. The projects of Portuguese companies and municipalities are at the forefront of the search for solutions for a more sustainable future, contributing to the construction of smart and energy efficient cities.

The Portuguese company Omniflow has created Smart Poles, a smart sustainable infrastructure that aggregates various services and is powered by wind and solar energy, taking advantage of natural resources to produce energy. Omniflow solutions are already implemented in Portuguese municipalities such as Lisbon and Matosinhos.

dstgroup's Innovation Point developed Powertracker, a digital platform that monitors the production of renewable energy generated by solar panels, and is already in use in Lisbon, Vila Nova de Gaia and Vila Nova de Famalicão.

In Guimarães, several water retention basins have been created to prevent flooding and overflows in the city. The Gymnastics Academy building has been covered in cork and has a sustainable ventilation system that keeps the temperature regulated according to the different seasons.

In Cascais, municipal waste is collected on board a 100% electric truck, which allows for more environmentally friendly collection, and MobiCascais encourages citizens, through the mobile application, to opt for electric vehicles, from the soft mobility until the hydrogen bus.

Changing the Future Together is the motto of the campaign with which we challenge all cities in the world to adopt sustainable and ecological behaviors, using the technologies developed in the field of smart cities.

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