Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Use of district energy modelling and stakeholder engagement in developing decarbonisation strategies

Susan Pierce 1,2, Lorenzo De Donatis 2, Fabiano Pallonetto 3, Giovanni Tardioli 2
1 University College Dublin
2 Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd.
3 IVI Institute - Maynooth University

Abstract: This paper presents an approach to develop a decisionmaking support tool for the decarbonisation of urban areas. A calibrated district energy model has been created and used to assess the impact of potential decarbonisation strategies for the heat and electricity sectors. An Irish university campus has been selected as a casestudy. The analysis concludes that the campus can achieve a 10% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions through improved use of existing systems at district level. The
Keywords: Decarbonisation, Community, Sustainability, Renewables
Pages: 3236 - 3243