INSMART methodology accepted as ITU-T SG5 standard

InSmart introduced methodologies for energy efficient cities has been accepted by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Study Group 5 (ITU-T SG5), which works on the development of a standard for Environment and circular economy. ITU-T SG5 is responsible for studies on methodologies for evaluating ICT effects on climate change and publishing guidelines for using ICTs in an eco-friendly way. Under its environmental mandate SG5 is also responsible for studying design methodologies to reduce ICTs and e-waste’s adverse environmental effects, for example, through recycling of ICT facilities and equipment.

More specifically, the project partner DEYAT presented its work entitled “Task-Based Process Modeling For Policy Making in Smart Cities” during the 8th Kaleidoscope international conference in Bangkok, where it demonstrated a standardized methodology (with Task-Based Modeling (TBM)), for energy efficiency’s enhancement in cities, which was based on the InSmart processes (city’s energy model calculation and decision making for policies’ prioritization), and the execution outcomes from the city of Trikala, Greece. Representatives of the ITU, which hosts Kaleidoscope conference series, expressed their interest in the presented standardized method and asked DEYAT to submit a corresponding proposal, in order for this process to be incorporated in its corresponding standards. DEYAT project team submitted the proposal on January 2017 to ITU-T SG5.

ITU-T SG5 accepted the proposed by the InSmart city’s energy calculation model and the decision making methodology and it has planned to incorporate it in its standard with the title “A Standardized Process for Energy Efficiency Policy Making at cities level” in May 2017.

ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs.