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SONAE Campus - Porto

Porto (Maia) Living Lab

The vision is to create an energy neutral campus coupled with social innovations and biodiversity

Sonae Campus is located in Maia, a city in Porto district, and everyday welcomes over 3,000 employees over its 32.5ha. Sonae Group aims to inspire change and stakeholders' mobilization by becoming a reference sustainable campus.

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The living lab will conduct small-scale experimentation projects with the following scope:

  • Boost biodiversity by implementing green walls, houses for birds, beekeeping and a community garden developed by employees with total vegetable production being donated to local charities

  • Community engagement and social innovation by opening the campus to experimentations by third-parties on the two relevant topics: Energy & Biodiversity

  • Reinforce electric micro-mobility through novel solutions of charging

  • Demonstrate retrofit viability through the use of PCMs

  • Increase the use of clean energy and grid flexibility while developing the energy community concept

Expected impacts, move forward on our path of:

  • Carbon Neutrality

  • Create knowledge for the Community

Living Lab Porto Scope Executed: 

  • Sonae Sierra implemented beekeeping, community garden and production is being donated for local charities increasing the community engagement

  • Capwatt in charge of the campus´ grid operation and to provide digital twin data concerning

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