Smart Cities work featured in new book on Smart Cities in Europe

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As part of their regional work for the Smart Cities projects, researchers at Edinburgh Napier developed a customisation process that can monitor and evaluate the consumption of energy and carbon emissions involved in retrofit proposals for housing stock.

In one project with a south London borough, they monitored whether the environmental profile of the retrofits are cost neutral, and evaluated if the benefits they generate are distributed equitably across social groups. They used lots of engineering data in these calculations and combined this with environmental and social information drawn from national statistics. More information on this work can be found at Smart Cities Dynamics.