SEMANTIC TOOLS FOR CARBON REDUCTION IN URBAN PLANNING Co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme Integrated platform The SEMANCO integrated platform ( provides access to semantically modelled energy related data about cities. It enables an energy model  of a city to be developed and includes a set of tools to visualise and analyse a city’s energy data. The aim is to help architects, planners, engineers, local  administrators, policy makers and citizens to make fully informed decisions about how to reduce carbon emissions in cities.  The visualisation tools combine  interactive 3d models, tables and diagrams to display energy related data. The analysis tools use data mining techniques to enable consultants, policy makers and  planners to calculate energy performance indicators. So far, the platform has been applied to three case studies: Manresa in Barcelona, Spain; Copenhagen,  Denmark; and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. The open structure of the platform enables a city’s energy model to be enhanced when new tools and/or data become  available. This data may be generated by the tools in the platform or come from data sources external to the platform.   Presentation   |   Report Prototype Platform   |   Report Operative Platform