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Smart Cities

A smart district is being created in Berlin with expertise from Japan

Networked living goes beyond your own four walls, so creating a lot more potential for resource savings. How this can work you will soon be able to experience in the capital.

06 Mar. 2017
Smart Cities Future Living Berlin
(Source: Future Living Berlin)

The intergenerational residential district Future Living Berlin is being created in Berlin-Adlershof. Smart home solutions in the areas of smart living, smart health, smart mobility and smart energy are going to be implemented here prototypically and will constitute a model project with 69 residential units. The builder is GSW Sigmaringen , whose main shareholder is Sozialverband VdK Deutschland. Panasonic is the technology partner. The Japanese company, a leading player in terms of building and energy technology, is supplying the solar cells, battery storage solutions and heat pumps.

Panasonic together with 17 partners already built the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town south of Tokyo back in 2014. The fully networked city is inhabited today by about 250 families. Japan is the overall leader when it comes to networking building services and home appliances. Statista report a turnover of 460 million US dollars in this market segment. 3.3% of all Japanese households are already equipped with smart technology. The land of the rising sun is thus in the upper fifth worldwide, and the trend is rising.