The Smart Urban Isle (SUI) project aims to move forward with the urban energy savings. Based on a three cornerstones procedure, the SUI project aims at a whole new urban planning that allows cities to grow in a sustainable way. Consequently, we develop an innovative new concept for city planning, where cities are arranged and grow through small integrated areas. We will probe Smart Urban Isle as innovative basic energy unit in the Smart City.
SUI plans to investigate, implement and validate energy neutral 'Smart Urban Isles' (SUI), defined as 'areas around a public building, which make use of the synergies between different (building) functions and of the scale advantages for energy (storage) solutions'. The aim is to locally balance the energy system as much as possible. These areas can consist of 10 – 1000 buildings; the optimal scale will be evaluated, and will depend on different (technological) solutions. We will probe Smart Urban Isle as innovative basic energy unit in the Smart City.