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Proceedings of BSA Conference 2017: Third Conference of IBPSA-Italy


Urban Energy Computing: An Hourglass Model

Ardeshi Mahdavi, Neda Ghiassi

Abstract: This contribution describes an urban energy modelling method that enables the use of dynamic performance simulation for urban-scale energy inquiries. The associated framework involves two components. The first component is tasked with the systematic reduction of the computation domain through clustering based sampling of the urban building stock. The second component recovers part of the lost diversity (due to the reductive procedure) via stochastic variation of selected model parameters such as thermal properties of building components and occupancy-related factors.
Pages: 3 - 11