Suceava is a historic settlement located near the Romanian capital of Bucharest. In recent years, the city has seen an explosion in the use of private motorised transport leading to increased greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution. The city would like to modernise its housing stock and introduce alternative forms of transport whilst maintaining its distinctive character.
For a more detailed insight into Suceava's plans and policies, download the documents below:
- Sustainable Energy Action Plan
- Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan
- Replication Plan
Suceava’s Centru District has a population of 25,000 inhabitants and 2-3,000 daily commuters working in the area. The area combines traditional housing, with more modern apartment buildings and newly constructed office blocks and shopping malls.
Particular needs identified by the city of Suceava include:
- Ageing and inefficient building stock
- Increased motorised traffic leading to congestion and air pollution
- Limited green space
As a follower city within Growsmarter, Suceava aims to work with Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona to:
- Reduce energy consumption and increase energy efficiency in public and private buildings.
- Reduce traffic-related emissions and associated impacts through car-sharing, park and ride schemes and the introduction of electric vehicles and infrastructure.
- Increase the use of alternative energies ( solar , biomass , geothermal ) and reduce dependency on fossil fuels.
- Introduce separate waste collection and increase recycling levels.
12 Smart Solutions
Click on the headings below to find out which of the 12 Smart Solutions Suceava is planning to replicate:
Low Energy District
1. Efficient and smart climate shell refurbishment
Windows with extra low U-values
Reducing hotwater losses with new solutions, hot water converter losses
Recovering waste water heat from the drain
Energy classified hot water fixtures
New efficient exhaust air heat pumps
New adaptive control and regulation techniques for heating systems
Energy quality assurance
3. Smart energy-saving tenants
Active house/Home Energy Management Systems/Smart home system
An open home net
Smart plugs, connected lighting and thermostats
Dynamic price models
Individual energy metering
Energy Saving Center
4. Smart electricity management
Virtual Power Plant
5. Smart street lighting
lampposts as base for sensors, wifi, mobile network
7. Smart waste collection
Optical sorting of waste
Introduction of AWCS (Automated waste collecting system) in an existing neighborhood
Waste collection statistics for individual households/businesses
Sustainable Urban Mobility
10. Smart traffic management
Travel Demand management
Traffic control system for passenger vehicles.
Traffic signals synchronized to prioritize certain vehicles movement of goods
11. Alternative fuel driven vehicles
Developing charging infrastructure
Setting up refueling facilities for alternative heavy duty fuels fuel
Smart guiding to alternative fuel stations and fast charging
12. Smart mobility solutions
Green parking index in combination with car sharing pool with EV
Electrical and cargo bike pool