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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Evaluation of smart community energy performance using bottom-up energy simulation model

Ayumu Sawamura, Monica I.C. Gondokusuma, Yuki Kitagawa, Yoshiyuki Shimoda
Osaka University, Japan

Abstract: In recent years, as Japan’s urban development needs have become more diverse, there has been an increase in the development of so-called smart communities. In order to properly assess the impact of these communities, an effective way to measure their energy performance is needed. In this study, the energy performance of the Mtown Smart Community in Osaka, Japan is evaluated using a previously developed housing energy simulation model that considers regional characteristics, together with a PV-SOFC-Battery model, and an electric vehicle (EV) model. Simulation results indicate that the energy performance of the M-town Smart Community is high. It was also found that the introduction of EVs has a significant impact on a smart community’s energy performance, as do area weather conditions.
Keywords: smart community, energy performance, fuel cells, electric vehicle
Pages: 2117 - 2124