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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Energy efficiency potential of communal living models

Freya Brandl, Gabriela Heilmann, Kristina Kiesel

Abstract: This paper reports on the application of the simulation techniques to address the district-level energy implications of alternative living models in the city of Vienna (Austria). In this context, the present research project explores the related topics of sustainability, energy efficiency, and cost effectiveness. The hypothesized advantages of the communal living models lie in the higher occupancy density as well as shared use of certain spatial resources. The present paper explores this potential via numeric simulation. Thereby, a communal living model is virtually integrated in existing houses in a specific district of Vienna and compared with conventional solutions.
Pages: 779 - 784