Smart Sports Grounds are Part of the Amsterdam Smart City Program

By: Rebecca Byers - Oct 16, 2015
References: amsterdamsmartcity
Amsterdam's smart park program is an energy efficient series of athletic facilities located in the east end of the city. A joint project between 10 sports organizations, local city council members and several entrepreneurs, the smart sports park initiative is designed to focus on three main areas: energy, lighting and community. The project's goal is to highlight opportunities for sustainable upgrades at some of city's busiest sports grounds.

Following a series of energy scans, the project coordinators set forth in planning solutions for energy saving, generation and general efficiency. The smart park in east Amsterdam was generating about 1800-kilowatts per hour as of February 2014.

Still an ongoing development project, the sustainable smart park thus far boasts 24 solar panels and has been used by two sports clubs.