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Smart technology and learning are brought together in Høje-Taastrup to create a more sustainable municipality, both now and in the future.

At two schools in Høje-Taastrup Municipality, a cloud-based system is being developed to make buildings more energy-efficient, optimize the indoor climate and educate building users in sustainable practices. The tool’s interface, (SchoolClimate), is designed to be accessible to users of the school and municipality. At the same time, learning tools and processes are integrated into the system to increase pupils’ awareness on climate issues, along with making the building more energy efficient.


The development of the system is part of the Smart Cities Accelerator initiative and set to be extended to other public buildings. In the initiative, Høje- Taastrup cooperates with four municipalities, three energy suppliers, four interdisciplinary groups at universities and the innovation network Climate-KIC. The initiative aims to spread the use of smart systems to promote renewable energy. The systems can monitor buildings and control their ventilation and heating systems based on weather forecasts, energy prices, type of energy, the state of building stock, how many people are in the building, and indoor climate data. The project has been developed in collaboration between the school’s teachers, anthropologists from the University of Copenhagen and computer and civil engineers from the Technical University of Denmark.

Students learn about sustainable development when taught about sustainable behavior; meanwhile, public buildings become more energy-efficient.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Quality Education

The project’s integrated learning process helps to ensure that students acquire the knowledge and skills they need to support sustainable development in the future.

Affordable and Clean Energy

The project develops a tool that ensures more efficient energy consumption, which can optimize the use of sustainable energy forms.

Partnerships for the Goals

Cities, research institutions and companies collaborate to develop tools which ensure the smart integration of energy systems, utilization of data, behavioral insights and learning.