The project demonstration area in Vienna is located in the central part of the south-eastern district of Simmering between Simmeringer Hauptstraße (an ancient main street axis) and the eastern railway line (Geiselberg, Enkplatz).

In total, 21 000 inhabitants will benefit from smart project solutions within the fields refurbishment, energy, mobility and information and communication technologies.

An emphasis is made on dialogue, in line with the Vienna Smart City Framework Strategy where the human dimension of the Smart City is the focus of attention. Dialogue includes all generations and backgrounds aiming at contributing to an integrated societal dynamic.

Partnership includes all actors, from government to citizens to business players, where everyone has a specific responsibility towards achieving the common goals.

city strives

  • refurbish three residential neighborhoods with 1,300 inhabitants and a total floor surface of 75,000 m2
  • ensure savings of 6000000 kilowatt hours (kWh) per year in all refurbished housing complexes together. This corresponds to the energy use of about 700 housing units
  • guarantee more sustainable and future-oriented energy supply with 9,000,000 kWh provided by renewable energy sources (thermic as well as electric energy), which will result in considerable savings for the tenants in energy and heating costs.
  • save about 550 tons of CO2
  • secure and/or create 900
  • promote an intensive governance learning process by involving eight departments of the City of Vienna’s administration, ensuring that the experiences and results of the project will be integrated in a sustainable way all over the city

Create together - Focus Participation

The inhabitants of the project area have the opportunity to participate in different ways and on different levels in the development of their smart district:

  • information, advisory and participatory activities in the SMARTER TOGETHER Information Mobile “SIMmobil”
  • cooperation with the community college VHS Simmering, local institutions and businesses
  • joint reflections on smart city themes (for instance, with pupils of the secondary school NMS Enkplatz)
  • participation in projects on mobility or refurbishment
  • energy (‘driving’) license and, respesctively, training for pupils and tenants.

Advance together - Focus Mobility

The strategy on mobility will be elaborated so that it contributes to the climate goals, as well as to a high quality of life in the district:

  • sharing offers: e-bikes and e-cars in the district for tenants
  • e-vans for the post and smart logistics solutions
  • e-mobility on the Siemens industrial site
  • information on smart use of mobility offers
  • local mobility consultancy

Living together - Focus Refurbishment

  • thermic-energetic measures
  • use of photovoltaic and solar heat
  • energy-saving lighting systems
  • e-cars for housing communities
  • zero-energy-gym showcase in the secondary school NMS Enkplatz

Supplying together - Focus Energy

Climate-friendly energy systems will be developed and implemented with the aim of contributing to the UN and smart city climate goals:

  • waste heat recovery and use of solar heat (transformation of solar energy into heat) for 3,000 households
  • further development of district heating through use of local renewable energy sources
  • 100,000 kWh per year produced by photovoltaic installations (transformation of solar energy into electricity)
  • district heat connection to 250 flats
  • accompanying monitoring and optimization of energy systems
City type
lighthouse city

Refurbishment Projects in Simmering, Vienna

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Smarter Together has the aim to shape the city of the future today already: environmentally friendly and with a high quality of life. Simply smart and even Smarter Together.

A film about the renovation projects, which were implemented as part of Smarter Together by our project partners BWSG and Wiener Wohnen (Vienna Housing) shows how it works. The school expansion of NMS Enbkplatz 4 is also a European lighthouse project.

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Smarter Together has the aim to shape the city of the future today already: environmentally friendly and with a high quality of life. Simply smart and even Smarter Together.

A film about the renovation projects, which were implemented as part of Smarter Together by our project partners BWSG and Wiener Wohnen (Vienna Housing) shows how it works. The school expansion of NMS Enbkplatz 4 is also a European lighthouse project.

Lot of commitment and clever ideas. Simply Smarter Together. The film shows how precisely.

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City taxonomy
Vienna
Project type
Holistic Refurbishment

Citizen & Stakeholder Engagement Vienna

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Specific facts

Smarter Together Vienna: mobility projects video

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The smart city of the future has a high quality of life and is always attractive. Environmentally friendly and sustainable mobility plays an important role.

Over the years, Smarter Together Vienna has implemented a series of mobility projects, which are  be presented in a 10-minute film. English subtitles included.

Just have a look!

City taxonomy
Vienna
Project type
E-Mobility

Smarter Together - Opening Wien Mobil Station in Simmering

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The opening of the first WienMobil station of Wiener Linien at Simmeringer Spitz in Vienna Simmering on 21st September 2018 with information on the services offered. Interviews with Daniela Wieser and Vincent Neumayer.

GERMAN:

Video zur Eröffnung der ersten WienMobil Station der Wiener Linien am Simmeringer Spitz in Wien Simmering am 21. September 2018 mit Infos zu den angebotenen Services. Interviews mit Daniela Wieser und Vincent Neumayer.

City taxonomy
Vienna
Project type
E-Mobility
Mobility Point Simmeringer Platz

Mobility Point Simmeringer Platz

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Wiener Linien took up the chance to realise their own and first-of-its kind mobility point within the H2020 project SMARTER TOGETHER during the period from spring 2016 until autumn 2018.Read more

Wiener Linien took up the chance to realise their own and first-of-its kind mobility point within the H2020 project SMARTER TOGETHER during the period from spring 2016 until autumn 2018. By this Wiener Linien supports the City of Vienna and its strategic “Urban Mobility Plan” (Fachkonzept Mobilität) in implementing mobility points in order to offer new services to the citizens of Vienna.

The pilot mobility point in Simmering represents the starting point for an overall bigger development envisaged by Wiener Linien. The long-term vision is to spread mobility points all over Vienna (and perhaps bordering counties) in order to realise a network, which offers a powerful complementary service to the public transport services. The future development of mobility points as well triggers the question about how to make (public) transport stations evolve in order to serve the need for mobility of people and facilitate operations of an increasing number of transport operators.

During a period of more than two years the concept for initially two, later one mobility point in Simmering has been developed. Definition of service offers was drawn up, (urban) design for infrastructure was created, and complex coordination and approval processes within the public utilities and the city administration pursued.

Finally, WienMobil Station Simmeringer Platz offers:

  • E-Bikes and E-Cargo-Bike by Simbike (Sycube);
  • Bicycle Storage Boxes by Safetydock;
  • Car sharing car by Stadtauto;
  • E-Charging station by Wien Energie;
  • Bicycle pump, sitting bench and infoterminal including touchscreen.

Main learnings from the conceptualisation, planning and implementation of the mobility point concern the

  • Integration of mobility points into the digital application WienMobil, operated by Wiener Linien;
  • New coordination processes within Wiener Linien and with city administration of Vienna;
  • Definition of equipment and service offers for particular locations of mobility points;
  • Helpful verve and energy by an integrative and multidisciplinary project setting which enable stakeholders to dare new things.

Finally, an aggregation of new mobility services in public space was created which is accessible for as many people as possible, similar to the public transport. These services are located in vicinity of a public transport (PT) stop offering the opportunity to live multimodality in daily life’s transport trips. At the same time, the mobility point raises the need to emphasize on the interlinkage between the digital access to analog services and how to change user’s behaviour towards digital gates to mobility services.

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City
Vienna
Deliverable number
D5.5.2
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SMARTER TOGETHER_D5.5.2_Mobility point_20190502.pdf (1.31 MB) Download
E-Mobility in Simmering NW

E-Mobility in Simmering NW

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This Deliverable is dedicated to all smart (E-)mobility actions carried out within Smarter Together in Vienna (The installation report of the Mobility Point will be handled in an own Deliverable).

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This Deliverable is dedicated to all smart (E-)mobility actions carried out within Smarter Together in Vienna (The installation report of the Mobility Point will be handled in an own Deliverable).

The qualitative added value of Smarter Together is to combine different energy and urban renewable actions within one approach and to demonstrate new integrated solutions. For Vienna, the big opportunity is to connect refurbishment and energy actions or citizen’s engagement and local activation actions with mobility solutions. Because of this, synergies can be fostered, and it was even possible to develop an additional dynamic in the implementation process. This is most evident in the E-Carsharing at the social housing site of the limited profit housing association (LPHA) BWSG in the Hauffgasse or within the Co-Design processes for the E-Bikes as well as the Mobility Point. A Local Mobility Strategy within this Urban Renewable approach pinned mobility very high on the agenda and created a commitment by different Stakeholders. In Vienna, the cooperation with industry (Siemens and Post) brought relevant new insights for solutions on CO2-free logistics. During the project, additional ideas came up, very relevant for the objectives of the project. A mobility survey delivered important data for conception of services and monitoring, and an e-cargo bike deployed through the actors of the Urban Living Lab promoted a new mobility service.

The Deliverable is a comprehensive overview of 7 sub-projects implemented by different partners. It provides information, facts and figures as well as learnings in order to understand the nature of the solutions and their mayor business case outlines. In Smarter Together, the present Deliverable is providing useful content to support the replication and dissemination of the solutions. The main content of the sub-projects by Sycube, Siemens, Post and the BWSG-E-Carsharing directly came from the partners! Because of this and the different nature of the actions, the chapters are slightly adapted. More data according to the operation, usage and impacts of the solutions will be provided through the Deliverables in Monitoring (WP6 of Smarter Together), after a sufficient time of measuring and operations.

In total about 2,246,000 Euros have been invested until end of 2018 for (e-)mobility projects in the context of Smarter Together incl. the mobility point. These investments are directly triggered by Smarter Together and its funding. Therefore, different first of its kind solutions that would not have existed this way or that soon without the joint project have been realized.

Overview of all mobility actions in Smarter Together Vienna

 

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City
Vienna
Project type
E-Mobility
Deliverable number
D5.5.1
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SMARTER TOGETHER_D5.5.1_Emobility Simmering_20190502.pdf (5.29 MB) Download
Integrated Infrastructure

Integrated Infrastructure

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As part of the EU project SMARTER TOGETHER smart solutions for a city district are developed, which also affect the infrastructure. One focus concerns energy supply, such as the use of waste heat or the integration of renewable energies. Only a part of the planned projects in this area could be realized despite high efforts.Read more

As part of the EU project SMARTER TOGETHER smart solutions for a city district are developed, which also affect the infrastructure. One focus concerns energy supply, such as the use of waste heat or the integration of renewable energies. Only a part of the planned projects in this area could be realized despite high efforts. Nonetheless, promising concepts have been developed and important insights gained that will enable their realization in the future.

The waste heat of a data centre in the project area should be fed into the district heating network. Since implementation was not possible, another data centre near the project area was considered. Detailed concepts were developed for both cases, but they could not be realized. On the one hand, the restrictions of the network for the year-round absorption of waste heat lead to high costs. On the other hand, the operators of the data centres do not give a sufficiently long location guarantee. However, the results can be used for further future projects. Also, the return line of the district heating in a new building could not be realized due to the already advanced planning of the construction. It would be necessary to integrate a low-temperature floor heating system when planning the building. The feed-in of solar thermal energy on the roof of the school into the district heating is going to be realized. The densification of district heating in already connected buildings has also taken place. The findings will be used for replication, especially for the residential buildings owned by the city. From all these insights and experiences, the future of district heating is defined. This includes densification, feeding in renewable energy sources and waste heat as well as the use of the return for heat supply.

In the course of the project, a successful implementation of PV projects was achieved. Two of the refurbishment projects as well as the new logistics centre of the beverage company Ottakringer are using solar energy to generate electricity. In addition, the project area has begun to switch public street lighting to high-efficiency LED. In the forecourt of the school so-called solar benches were installed to raise awareness of renewable energy. This is a street furniture that has integrated PV with batteries and provides a port for charging mobile phones. However, there were challenges in terms of responsibilities and liability issues, as well as in procurement, construction and ongoing support.

The Energy Planning Department of the City of Vienna carried out an investigation of the energy-relevant data of the area - a so-called energy assessment (“Gebietsscreening”). The information generated from this, such as the energy demand or the potential of renewable energy sources, generated strong interest in the issue. This showed the importance of an appealing presentation of energy-related data as a communication tool. Building on this, the City of Vienna was able to develop an improved energy data model. Thanks to the individual implementation projects, whose linkage was hardly possible, important insights into the control of the energy supply of the building stock and urban development could be gained. The need for integrative solutions for refurbishments that extend beyond the building and that also consider a possible switch in energy supply, was strongly carried out. The knowledge generated is used in ongoing processes for the implementation of energy planning in the City of Vienna. The aim is to coordinate spatially and temporally the efficient use of the pipe infrastructure (district heating and gas) by avoiding double supply as well as the integration of renewable energy sources both in new buildings and in existing buildings. Ultimately, this is a major contribution to the decarbonization of energy supply.

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City
Vienna
Deliverable number
D5.4.1
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SMARTER TOGETHER_D5.4.1_Integrated Infrastructure_190502.pdf (3.17 MB) Download