SEMANTIC TOOLS FOR CARBON REDUCTION IN URBAN PLANNING Co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme Platform The SEMANCO integrated platform provides access to widely dispersed energy related  data about cities stored by many different organisations. In this way the project platform  supports improved energy analysis based on the assessment of existing data rather  than estimates. It does this using semantic data modelling that enables information stored in different  formats and different places to be used to create a multi-level energy model of an  urban area. That can be used to analyse the energy performance of buildings,  neighbourhoods, districts and regions. Tools Benefits Manresa, Spain Some of the most relevant technological outputs of the project Integrated platform Deliverables Publications Wiki Case studies Ontology editor Ontology mapping tool Newcastle, United kingdom  Copenhagen, Denmark Visit the blog The SEMANCO integrated platform has been developed for three cases of study. The data available in each area has been integrated using semantic technologies.  Demonstration scenarios have been implemented in three cycles to test the functionalities of the platform's tools. The project activities at each case study are reported in the blogs.​ Project Outputs Recent news & events SEMANCO at the PTEC - Spanish Building Technological platform 5th March 2014 The SEMANCO project has been disseminated through the newsletter of the PTEC (the Spanish  counterpart of the ECTP European Construction Technology Platform) .  13-14th February 2014  SEMANCO organised the 4th VoCamp which took place on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th  of February  2014, at the Engineering and Architecture School La Salle Campus, Barcelona, Spain.  This VoCamp focused on the application of ontologies to integrate multiple domains and scales in order to develop models of urban energy systems which help different actors -urban planners, consultants, policy  makers, dwellers- to take better informed decisions to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions  in urban environments Details of the results of the event will follow shortly.  4th VoCamp on "Integrating multiple domains and scales" 4-6th March 2014 SEMANCO was disseminated at EcoBuild 2014 the world’s leading event for sustainable design,  construction, energy and the built environment.  Over the two days approximately 20 demonstrations were provided to a range of delegates including  architects, urban planners, students and other energy professionals. Further details of this event can be found on the Newcastle case study blog. SEMANCO at ECOBUILD 2014 7-8th May 2014 SEMANCO will be presented at the green build expo in Manchester, UK, on the 7th and 8th of May.  The Green Build Expo is a national energy efficiency conference which is attended by approximately  2,000 delegates with 200 exhibition stands on view.    National Energy Action (NEA), are leading on the dissemination of SEMANCO at the conference by  providing a presentation to approximately 40 delegates. In addition a demonstration area will be set up to  allow conference delegates get up close and interact with the SEMANCO platform.  SEMANCO at the Green Build Expo 2014