The capital of the German state of Saxony is trying to pave the way for sustainable city living. Within the EU-sponsored MatchUp project, Dresden has been selected as one of three “lighthouse” cities, aiming to integrate mobility, ICT and energy in a sustainable way.
City leaders have selected the Johannstadt district as a pilot area to test some innovative solutions. The neighborhood has several prefabricated housing estates, built right after the war. The focus now in newer buildings is on saving energy.
For example, at Johanna Elementary School 102, the heating is now controlled by the digital “system twin”. It expects it will save up to a third of its energy consumption on average in the future.
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