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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


GIS Data Extraction and Visualization to Support Urban Building Energy Modelling

Daniel Sobieraj1, Xavier Mendieta1, J.J. McArthur1
1Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Abstract: Urban building energy modelling is increasingly pursued to inform energy distribution and conservation strategies at the urban scale, but data availability is an impediment to such efforts. This paper presents a multi-campus investigation to quantify the availability and quality of GIS data for populating building archetypes for such models. Key findings are that GIS data is inconsistent and incomplete, but when combined with census data and satellite imagery, can provide adequate information to select and modify appropriate prototypical building archetypes for urban building energy models. The visualization inherent in GIS facilitates open-data deployment of model results at the city scale.
Pages: 606 - 614