SEMANTIC TOOLS FOR CARBON REDUCTION IN URBAN PLANNING Co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme News The December 2013 edition of the SEMANCO newsletter has been published, featuring a description of technical aspects such as the SEIF and Integrated Platform. To find out more read it here. December Newsletter produced December 2013 A short summary of the SEMANCO project has been produced and published on the digital agenda for Europe website. The summary can be read here and the entry on the website can be found here. Written project summary produced January 2014 6th-8th November 2013 SEMANCO at ICT 2013 SEMANCO was presented at ICT 2013 - Create, Connect, Grow which was held in  Vilnius from the 6th to 8th of November 2013. To find out more about the conference, visit the website. 29th October - 1st November 2013 SEMANCO will be presented at the 13th International Conference on Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR 2013) which will be held in London on 30-31 October 2013. To find out more about the conference, visit the website. SEMANCO at ConVR Article on the SEMANCO integrated platform PREFIERES, a Spanish web portal specialized in energy efficiency, has published an article about the SEMANCO platform of integrated energy services.  Visit the website.  21th May 2014 SEMANCO at the PTEC - Spanish Building Technological platform The SEMANCO project has been disseminated through the newsletter of the PTEC (the Spanish counterpart of the ECTP European Construction Technology  Platform).  Visit the website.  5th March 2014 On 13-14th February 2014 SEMANCO organised the 4th VoCamp at the Engineering and Architecture School La Salle Campus, Barcelona, Spain. This VoCamp  focused on the application of ontologies to integrate multiple domains and scales in order to develop models of urban energy systems which help different actors -  urban planners, consultants, policy makers, dwellers- to take better informed decisions to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions in urban environments. This is a report of the outcomes of the meeting.  4th VoCamp on "Integrating multiple domains and scales" 13-14th February 2014 SEMANCO was disseminated at EcoBuild 2014 the world's leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. Over the two days  approximately 20 demonstrations were provided to a range of delegates including architects, urban planners, students and other energy professionals. Further details of this event can be found on the Newcastle case study blog. SEMANCO at ECOBUILD 2014 4-6th March 2014 The Technology Futures Institute (TFI) at Teesside University is an international leader in key areas of research and innovation related to sustainable energy. It held  its annual research day on the 15th of May, 2012.   Keynote speakers included some SEMANCO partners as:  Mr Jørgen Hvid - senior consultant at RAMBOLL, a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark  Professor Leandro Madrazo - School of Architecture La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, a leader in the application of IT to sustainable building and  urban design Mr David Lynch - research officer from National Energy Action, which promotes energy efficiency services to tackle fuel poverty   15 May 2012, United Kingdom Technology Futures Institute annual research day - Sustainable energy: a bright future.  Promoted by the Cassandra project, Cassandra, Wattalyst, Nobel, SEMANCO, CITINES and E-Price European projects met at ERASMUS University,  to share their  experiences and discover common approaches and solutions. 14 Jun 2012, The Netherlands Potential Synergies on  ICT & Energy Efficiency The purpose of the knowledge management system developed in SEMANCO is to facilitate the interaction between the different domains involved in the application  of semantic technologies to energy efficiency, in urban planning; such as, energy efficiency, planning, and semantic technologies.   Wiki 08 Oct 2012 SEMANCO Wiki SEMANCO will participate in the 3rd Workshop on eeBuildings Data Models which will take place within the ECPPM 2012 conference, to be celebrated in Reykjavik, Iceland. Workshop information 25-27 Jul 2012, Iceland SEMANCO participated in the 3rd Workshop on eeBuildings Data Models The second “Synergies on ICT & Energy Efficiency” meeting took place on January 16th 2013, in Valencia, Spain, at the ETRA headquarters. Representatives of the  EU funded projects Wattalyst, Nobel, Skynet, Beams and SEMANCO presented the results obtained in the on-going projects and discussed possible applications of  the outcomes in other projects. 16 Jan 2013 Second Synergies on ICT & Energy Efficiency meeting SEMANCO researchers take part on the Vocabulary Camp that is taking place in Brussels, 21-22 February 2013. This is the second VoCamp organized by the FP7  project Adapt4EE and it will be dedicated to enriching BIM models used during design phases for enhanced energy performance analysis and simulation. 21-22 Feb 2013 SEMANCO researchers participate in the 2nd VoCamp on Building Information Models (BIM) Progress on the initial phase of the research was discussed at the meeting hosted by the Politecnico di Torino. 27-28 Jan 2012, Italy SEMANCO partners hold their second face to face meeting in Torino The construction crews have already moved into the Cruddas Park site on the West End of Newcastle. Very shortly, university researchers will be joining them. The  high-rises built in the 1960s were part of then council leader T Dan Smith’s “city in the sky” concept. But the Riverside Dene project which replaces them will feature  massively increased energy efficiency and a biomass heating system... more  Download 12 Jan 2012, United Kingdom SEMANCO in the local news Thirty-eight participants and 16 projects took part in the two day event. For details of the workshop programme, presentations and outcomes visit the workshop blog. 11-12 April 2013 SEMANCO host “Analysing and Visualising Energy Related Data in our Buildings, Towns and Cities” Workshop in Barcelona NEA presented the SEMANCO project’s  approah to tackling urban carbon emissions in the Sustainable Cities subject group of the UK’s Greenbuild Expo on the 8th May. To find out more about Greenbuild Expo, vist the website. 8-9 May 2013 SEMANCO at Greenbuild Expo, UK A poster and an oral presentation of SEMANCO were presented at this event organized by EurekaBuild2, a network of companies, research centers and universities  dedicated to generating projects in the area of construction.  EurekaBuild2 agenda 12 Jun 2012, Spain SEMANCO at the EurekaBuild2 Brokerage Event Third yearly coordination meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the use case methodology design and implementation, alignments between on-going  tasks and procedures to make the first year reporting; hosted by the National Energy Action (NEA).  31 May and 01 Jun 2012, United Kingdom SEMANCO partners hold their third face to face meeting in Newcastle Upon Tyne Presentation of SEMANCO in the 5th Conference of the European Construction Technology Platform, ECTP/E2BA... more  Download 4-5 Oct 2011, Poland SEMANCO at the ECTP conference The kick-off meeting has taken place in Enginyeria i Arquitectura La Salle.  13-14 Sep 2011, Spain SEMANCO partners meet together  The SEMANCO project has been disseminated through the newsletter of the PTEC (the Spanish counterpart of the ECTP European Construction Technology  Platform)... more (Spanish)   13 Apr 2012, Spain SEMANCO at the Spanish Construction Technology Platform (Plataforma Technológica Española de Construcción - PTEC) SEMANCO has been introduced via teleconference to the participants of the Workshop Linked Data in Architecture and Construction, organized by SmartLab and  Multimedia Lab of the University of Ghent, Belgium.   28 Mar 2012, Belgium On-line presentation in the Workshop Linked Data New SEMANCO reports available on our tools for Building Extraction and Classification and for Energy Analysis. Read the reports here. New SEMANCO reports June 2013 SEMANCO was presented at the NEA Annual Conference which took place in Harrogate. To find out more about the conference, visit  the website. SEMANCO at the NEA Annual Conference 16-18th September 2013 9-11th September 2013 SEMANCO at the ICT for sustainable cities conference Two SEMANCO papers were presented at the recent ICT for Sustainable cities conference in Nice. Leandro Madrazo and Alvaro Sicilia presented a paper about the  ontology building process within SEMANCO at the workshop on EEB Data Models. This paper is available here. Tracey Crosbie presented a paper at the workshop  on EEB Key Performance indicators.  This paper is available here. To find out more about the conference, visit the website.  Article on the SEMANCO integrated platform PREFIERES, a Spanish web portal specialized in energy efficiency, has published an article about the SEMANCO platform of integrated energy services.  Visit the website.  SEMANCO has participated at the EU Project Networking session of the Extended Semantic Web Conference 2014 The SEMANCO project presented a poster at the EU Project Networking session   organized by the Extended Semantic Web Conference that took place in Crete,  from 25th to 29th May 2014.   A SEMANCO stakeholder event, titled “Ciutats i Energia” will be held in Manresa on the 29th of May. Click here for a copy of the agenda for the meeting. The  workshop’s objective is to provide an overview of the problems that urban management responsibles are facing concerning today energy threats. Registration is open  and free and can be done either through clicking directly on this registration form or the FORUM website (   Stakeholder workshop in Spain SEMANCO will be presented at the green build expo in Manchester, UK, on the 7th and 8th of May. The Green Build Expo is a national energy efficiency conference  which is attended by approximately 2,000 delegates with 200 exhibition stands on view.    National Energy Action (NEA), are leading on the dissemination of SEMANCO at the conference by providing a presentation to approximately 40 delegates. In  addition a demonstration area will be set up to allow conference delegates get up close and interact with the SEMANCO platform.  SEMANCO at the Green Build Expo 2014 Newsletter n.5 has been published 2nd June 2014 This Newsletter features: VoCamp - "Integrating multiple domains and scales" Ramboll Workshop - Tools for Designing Energy Efficient Cities NEA Workshop - Planning for Low Carbon Communities FORUM Workshop - Cities and Energy: An Insight Into Energy Consumption In Urban Structures.  To find out more read it here. 30th May 2014 29th May 2014 21st May 2014 7-8th May 2014