GREEN PENGUIN – Iskraemeco


Kranj, Slovenia

Actors involved

public sector entities, private companies, intermediaries, universities, citizens

Thematic areas of SI

circular economy and environment, digital transformation and smart cities


Iskraemeco’s vision is to bring knowledge into energy. Our mission is to enable energy efficiency, so we created the idea and the Green Penguin consortium. The consortium consists of Iskraemeco, d.d., the Municipality of Kranj, the City of Ljubljana, the Doves Association, and FEE Norway. We applied together for the Norway Grant call and succeeded. With the Green Penguin project, which will be partly funded by the Norway Grant call and the GODC (The Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy), we want to prove that an individual’s behaviour has a great impact on the environment. First of all, we want to teach children what it is and how CO2 emissions occur, and how we can reduce them. The Green Penguin is thus a socio-technological project and as such needs additional financial resources to be able to come to life and prove its positive effects. However, our goal is to take it later to the world, to other European cities, where more than 85% of Europeans will live by 2050, where there is also greater potential for cross-sectoral integration and synergies of digital solutions and data use.

The Green Penguin is a Smart City solution, supporting cities to achieve carbon neutrality, through educating and engaging residents. Green Penguin is a leader of change, a friend, a visionary. He’s here to help reduce our carbon footprint.
The Green Penguin runs a platform that teaches kids, students, parents and entire cities how to reduce their emissions by using fewer resources. It uses smart digital technologies, gamification and quantification to achieve environmental education and consequently reduce CO2 emissions. The Green Penguin first connects schools, but can also be used to connect other public infrastructures and motivate everyone to work towards the common goal of reducing their carbon footprint. It teaches and motivates people (students) to actively and effectively address climate goals and decarbonization. As energy and resource use decreases, the cost to cities will also decrease significantly. And fewer emissions will help the environment heal.