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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

A NEW GEOGRAHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM-BASED APPROACH TO MAP AND REDUCE ENERGY-RELATED CO2 EMISSIONS FROM UK DWELLINGS

Rajat Gupta

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.2114-2121
Abstract: This paper describes the development, demonstration and validation of an award-winning, domestic energy, carbon-counting and carbon-reduction model (DECoRuM) with the capability of measuring, modelling and mapping energy-related CO₂ emissions from existing UK dwellings and aggregating them on a local scale. This enables DECoRuM to assess the cost-benefits of deploying a wide range of best practice energy efficiency measures, low carbon technologies and solar energy systems. The capabilities of DECoRuM are demonstrated by applying it to a case study in Oxford, covering 318 dwellings. The DECoRuM tool is designed to assist energy advisers and planners in local authorities to calculate and reduce CO₂ emissions in the domestic sector and mitigate effects of climate change.
Pages: 2114 - 2121
Paper:
bs2009_2114_2121