METU Smart Campus Project (iEAST)
With the rise of urbanization, cities around the world have embraced applications and benefits of leveraging advanced technologies to deliver a range of services while promoting efficient, environmentally friendly, and sustainable eco-systems. By harnessing technology to improve the quality of life of citizens, these advanced technological tools have become critical in transforming urbanized cities across the globe into smart cities. Universities in particular have served as an ideal platform to showcase smart applications to promote smart campuses. This paper presents METU Smart Campus Project which addresses necessary analysis and recommendations for the implementation of a smart and sustainable campus at METU. Scope of the project includes development of a 10 year smart campus roadmap and a plan for implementation of near-term smart and sustainable campus activities. The project will assist METU in planning and implementing the smart intelligence, Energy, Aquatic (Water), Security, and Transportation Campus (iEAST).
KeywordsSmart city Smart campus Energy efficiency Transportation Smart buildings Water management
This study is supported by U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) under the Grant Agreement between USTDA and METU on September 22, 2017. The study is supported in part by TUBITAK 1509-Uluslararası Sanayi Ar-Ge Projeleri Destekleme Programı (Project no/name: 9180003/Multi-layer aggregator solutions to facilitate optimum demand response and grid flexibility (SMART-MLA) under ERA-NET Smart Grids Plus 2017).
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