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High resolution energy simulations at city scale

Tian, W and Rysanek, A and Choudhary, R and Heo, Y (2015) High resolution energy simulations at city scale. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 239-246..

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The use of transient computer simulations (e.g. TRNSYS, EnergyPlus) for quantifying energy use of individual buildings is now standard in both research and industry. However, their use has been computationally prohibitive at larger scales, in the context of thousands or millions of buildings. Furthermore, physical and thermodynamic properties of buildings are often hard to translate into energy models at urban scale. As a result, city-scale analyses of the built environment, even when bottom-up, have to neglect or simplify dynamic and transient features of buildings. Yet, it is often that time-varying features (concurrence of peak energy demand) and dynamically interacting components (diurnal heat storage) yield the most economically achievable energy efficiencies. This paper describes an automated process of extracting information from high-resolution mapping databases to derive individual building gemeotries for energy modelling. Ongoing work constitutes refinement of model parameters and design of validation for such city- scale models.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Structures
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:33
Last Modified: 22 May 2018 06:16