Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham is the project district in which Munich is implementing the pioneering smart city solutions. Around 30,000 people live in this district on the western edge of the city. Whereas Freiham is a new housing development area, many of the residential properties in Neuaubing-Westkreuz were built in the 1960s and 1970s. Their energy-efficiency standards are comparatively poor.

With the aid of cutting-edge technology and the intelligent use of data, the aim is to reduce fossil fuel consumption in Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham and improve residents’ quality of life. The magic number for this district is ‘20’: In Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham, Smarter Together aims to cut CO2 emissions by more than 20%, raise the use of renewable energy to above 20% and increase energy efficiency by more than 20%. Until 2050 Munich strives to be CO2-neutral in Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham.

Under the aegis of the SMARTER TOGETHER project, the City of Munich is cooperating with eleven partners in the business and academic communities. Between now and 2021, it will invest a total of around 20 million euro in the 350-hectare district, of which 6.85 million euro will come from the EU.

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