European project Smart Altitude

Alpine winter tourism territories demonstrating an integrated framework for a low-carbon, high-impact and resilient future

Smart Altitude aims at enabling and accelerating the implementation of low-carbon policies in winter tourism regions. The project will demonstrate the efficiency of a decision support tool approach to energy transition by deploying a comprehensive approach of low-carbon policy. The project accounts for technical, economic and governance factors. It is based on common performance indicators, monitoring systems (e.g. snow processes, municipal infrastructure, renewable energy, buildings) and Energy Management Systems (EMS) in mountain territories. The approach is implemented in 3 real-field Living Labs with focus on energy savings (Krvavec in Slovenia), integrated management (Madonna di Campiglio, Italy), smart mountain grid (Les Orres, France). Replication in 20 other Alpine Space territories is planned.

Steinbeis 2i GmbH is mainly focusing on involvement of SMEs in the implementation of low carbon measures, on the definition of a replication roadmap and on the establishment of a network of low-carbon winter tourism regions. Steinbeis 2i GmbH mainly worked with other project partners to set a questionnaire, which will be used to assess low carbon policies in ski resorts. Steinbeis 2i GmbH also started an analysis on innovative ecosystems needed for implementing EMS in ski resorts.

The project is co-financed with 1 872 029 EUR by the European Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Alpine Space programme and is coordinated by the Municipality of Les Orres, France.

Participating countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Slovenia

Project duration: 05/2018 – 04/2021