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8 Jun, 2016 1 min read

INDICATE Meeting – Smart City Energy Planning


FAC hosted an INDICATE consortium meeting in our Fitzwilliam Square office today to discuss the project’s progress in the domain of smart city energy planning. We recently contributed detailed research on city-level sustainable urban indicators to the project, which will be integrated into the cloud-based decision support tool.



INDICATE [Indicator-based Interactive Decision Support and Information Exchange Platform for Smart Cities] is a three-year research and development project to support urban decision-makers as they make the transition to a ‘smart’ city. It is developing an interactive cloud-based tool that will provide a dynamic assessment of the interactions between buildings, the electricity grid, renewable technologies and information communication technologies (ICT).



A number of industrial, economic, scientific and technical barriers have been identified to be examined in the development of the decision support tool. To address these issues and achieve the overarching goal of the project, several objectives have been defined within key areas of research.



The project management structure is designed to maximise efficiency and optimise communication between the different partners and the European Commission (EC).


INDICATE partners include Louth County Council, Trinity College Dublin/Trinity Haus, ESRI, Dundalk Institute of Technology, D’Appolonia, Ospidele di Galliera (Genoa, Italy) and our coordinating partner Integrated Environmental Solutions (IESVE).


To find out how we are building on the outputs of the INDICATE project and applying sustainability research to a number of national and regional projects, please call the office on 01 639 4836 or email info@futureanalytics.ie


FAC is a leading Chartered Town Planning, Development and Socio-economic Analytics Consultancy based in Dublin with an extensive project portfolio throughout Ireland. FAC has extensive experience in town and village renewal, town and village health checks, and settlement profiling.