Examples and case studies

Microsoft 'smart campus' makeover saving millions in energy costs

04/23/2013

Microsoft knew the buildings on its 500-acre campus were incredibly energy-inefficient, but its engineers didn't care for the $60 million-plus estimate for a traditional fix or the disruption it would cause. So with dedication, the help of a few vendors and off-the-shelf Microsoft software, a company engineering team came up with a solution that is now saving millions in energy costs.

Why a rural German village is getting international attention

04/18/2013

It's unlikely that many small rural villages get a lot of visitors from countries as diverse as Korea and the U.S., but little Feldheim, Germany does. And the visitors aren't coming as tourists. They want to find out how the village (population: 125) became Germany's first and so far only village that can say it's entirely energy self-sufficient.

Learn from Pune and improve revenue by 4-5%

07/27/2017

Citizen mobility is one of the key issues in a city like Pune. The city relies solely on buses for public transportation, but the average number of buses per lakh population is only 37! Additionally, buses in Pune have issues with availability (about 25 per cent fleet off-road most of the time) and reliability (about 84 per cent routes have a waiting time of more than 20 minutes). As a result, the public transport trip share is a mere 18 per cent.

New York's talking lamp post (and what it implies for your city)

12/02/2015

Can you imagine asking a street light about the weather or traffic? New York residents can and they’re getting useful answers in return thanks to a demonstration project with GE that’s bringing smart cities technology to life. And you could be doing this in your own city.

Boston finds cities will soon have fewer drivers but many more transit riders

11/13/2015

As a group, they’ve had their driver’s licenses for the shortest period of time, but they don’t want to live in places where they have to use them. Transit and city planners should take careful note of a new study of Boston’s next-generation workforce.

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