City Description

Located on the western periphery of Europe, within close proximity to Shannon International Airport and Shannon Foynes Port, Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city and designated as one of Ireland’s Gateway Cities under the National Spatial Strategy (2002); it has held the title of Ireland’s Smarter Travel Demonstration Area since 2012. The city has excellent connectivity with the other large urban centres of Ireland through high-quality road and rail networks. Limerick’s historic core, within the contemporary urban centre has grown in a sustainable and resilient manner that has harnessed the unique location as one of international importance.

Have you ever wondered about where your energy comes from and how you can lower your energy costs?

Limerick City and County Council is part of a new pan-European project spearheaded by innovation specialists in conjunction with designers, developers and regulatory experts, who are looking into new ways of helping to reduce energy consumption while maintaining the characteristic Georgian heritage of Limerick city centre.

Funding has been awarded under the EU Research and Innovation Funding programme, Horizon 2020, for a smart cities and communities project of €24m for seven cities to create smart positive energy districts (areas which create more energy than they use). Limerick City and County Council together with expert partners will develop solutions for buildings located in the Georgian Innovation District to help generate more energy than they consume and allow for the excess energy to be returned to the grid. Several buildings forming a Positive Energy Block, will be the first to become part of a new renewable energy management structure which will allow for the two-way flow of energy.

These include Gardens International, the GPO, Limerick Youth Service and Limerick Chamber, with others on the way including St Michael’s Rowing Club, Rooney Auctioneers, ENGINE, the Athenaeum Building, and Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board Building.

Over the next 3 years, exciting new projects in the Georgian Innovation District will test developing smart technologies as part of Smart Limerick’s Digital Strategy.

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Powerhouse Brattørkaia official opening

Powerhouse Brattørkaia, one of our demonstration areas which is also the biggest new energy-block in Norway, has officially been launched on the 30th of August, 2019. On the 30th of August, +CityxChange, celebrated the official opening of Powerhouse Brattørkaia (Trondhein) which is the biggest new positive energy block in Norway.

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+CityxChange Newsletter – August 2019

+CityxChange‘s first newsletter has been distributed in August 2019. Please feel welcome to read the newsletter online here and distribute in your networks. Further, we want to invite you to subscribe to the newsletters to not miss any project updates: Subscribe now

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