Presentation on theme: "BY 2030, STOCKHOLM WILL BE ONE OF THE CLEANEST, SAFEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD! Green IT strategy for the City of Stockholm."— Presentation transcript:
BY 2030, STOCKHOLM WILL BE ONE OF THE CLEANEST, SAFEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN THE WORLD! Green IT strategy for the City of Stockholm
THIS IS GREEN IT Green IT is the collective name for the measures designed to reduce our environmental impact with the aid of IT, and involves: Using information technology to reduce our environmental impact Reducing the energy consumption and environmental impact of the IT sector.
EUROPEAN GREEN CAPITAL 2010 Outstanding, long historical track record of integrated urban management. Confirmed by its ongoing credible green credentials. Ambitious plans for the future clearly demonstrate continuity.
GREEN IT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF MAKING STOCKHOLM A WORLD CLASS CITY!
THE CITY OF STOCKHOLM NOW HAS A GREEN IT STRATEGY The Green IT strategy is adopted by the City Council and administered by the City Executive Office. It applies to the Citys administrations and Stockholms Stadshus AB, including its subsidiary companies. The Green IT strategy is based on the goals of the citys environmental programme and a realisation of the Citys e-Strategy.
Energy consumption by the citys own buildings and facilities shall be reduced by 10 per cent from 2006 levels. Actions required: –Heating, ventilation and lighting can be controlled in line with tenant requirements, using IT-based control systems. –Encourage the development of new technology designed to reduce energy-related emissions from buildings. –Turn off lights in empty buildings and install presence control.
ILLUSTRATE ENERGY AND ELECTRICITY USAGE Technical solutions offer substantial potential for increasing energy efficiency in the Citys property holding. Illustrating and visualising electricity and energy usage is an important tool in increasing energy efficiency. Actions required: –Introduce individual metering and charging for electricity, water, heating, cooling and lighting consumption in residential and business premises.
IT and reliable access to geographic information are some of the most important tools in changing and revitalising the transport sector. The need for transport and travel can also be changed. Actions required: –Develop traffic management support through IT support. –Travel planners and navigation support. –Route optimisation and coordinated planning through IT support.
ECO-FRIENDLY TRAVEL Promote the replacement of mobility by accessibility, in order to reduce the need for physical travel. IT can help reduce the need for personal transportation and offer the potential for more flexible working. Actions required: –Generate the preconditions for changing the way we work. –Visualise the environmental effects of travel to and from work. –Promote cycling by providing access to navigation support.
Current technology enables traditional meetings to be replaced by digital ones, leading to a direct reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. The Citys goal is to replace physical meetings wherever appropriate. Actions required: –Support for digital meetings by instituting standard functionality in the workplace or by procuring web services. –Generate incentives for employees to choose digital meetings.
We can minimise our environmental impact by continuing to invest in e-services that replace paper forms and reduce travel. Actions required: –Prioritise the development of e-services that reduce environmental impact and increase operational efficiency.
The City must implement efficient processing and storage methods for digital document and case processing. Actions required: –Generate the preconditions for committee members to retrieve documents digitally before committee meetings are held. –Enable documents, minutes and decisions to be signed digitally.
INITIATIVES IN THE CITY OF STOCKHOLM REDUCING THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT – According to the Green Digital Charter
EUROCITIES GREEN DIGITAL CHARTER Background Green Digital Charter aim to: measure and manage the environmental impact of ICT infrastructures optimise ICT use for enabling development of "smart" communities -- particularly via ICT deployment in the building, transport, lighting and energy sectors implement ICT infrastructures which unleash transformational behavior change in support of lifestyles more in harmony with our larger ecosystem.
Hammarby Sjöstad - an urban district with emphasis on water and ecology The Hammarby Model outlines environmental solutions for waste, energy, water and sewage. Hammarby Sjöstad was for many years Stockholms largest urban development project. SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL
Now, Stockholm is building new eco-profile residential areas using experience gained from Hammarby Sjöstad. One of the new areas, Stockholm Royal Seaport (Norra Djurgårdsstaden) aims at being free of fossil fuel and climate positive by 2030. Stockholm Royal Seaport
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL A new model for sustainable urban development is created. The ambition is clear: Stockholm Royal Seaport will be a global showcase for sustainable urban construction and design, where innovative environmental technology and creative solutions are developed, tested and presented. Stockholm Royal Seaport
SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND RENEWAL Svenska Bostäder is the City of Stockholms largest public housing company. The company owns and manages 32,000 residential units and 5,000 commercial units. In the coming 5-10 years, Svenska Bostäder will launch its largest venture so far by investing in environmental refurbishment and sustainable building of new housing. During 2010, several new low-energy and passive houses will be under construction.
Congestion charging/environmental charging (electronic processing of road charging) has been used as a method of controlling and changing traffic behaviour and reducing the environmental impact of vehicular traffic in Stockholms city centre since 2006. CONGESTION CHARGING
TRAFFIC INFORMATION Stockholm not only has active traffic management, it also has a special website, Trafiken.nu, which describes the current traffic situation. It also describes planned disruptions when a road is being dug up, for example, and other road closures.
The new equipment yields a total reduction of ca. 30% in the equipments electricity consumption. The estimated saving corresponds to the annual energy requirement for ca. 300 apartments. Stokab is helping to heat Östra Reals school building by enabling the heat produced by communication equipment in the building to contribute to the heating of the building. SIDAN 34 RE PLACEMENT OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT (DATA SWITCHES) IN THE CITYS SCHOOLS
The Environmental Barometer which provides information on numerous aspects of Stockholms environment, is available on the Citys website. These aspects include: Climate and greenhouse gas emissions Air quality Nature, landscape and biotopes Housing and health Traffic etc.
EXAMPLES OF OTHER CLIMATESMART SOLUTIONS Changeover to electric cars and hybrid vehicles Journey planner for different types of vehicles Green IT projects in waste management Access control systems for recycling centres SMS signalling of hazardous waste collection
TOGETHER, WE CAN CREATE A WORLD CLASS GREEN CAPITAL CITY!