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Proceedings of SimBuild Conference 2010: 4th conference of IBPSA-USA


Modeling Energy Demand for Heating at a City Scale

Aneta Strzalka, Ursula Eicker, Volker Coors, Jürgen Schumacher
Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

Abstract: A forecast of the individual heating energy demand of each building can be used for energy planning and management in a district heating network. The goal of this research work is to estimate such a potential for an urban quarter in Ostfildern, Germany. To achieve this goal, a method for the automatic extraction of the building's heating volume via a geo-information system is used. These geometries serve as an interface for the simulation model which calculates the building heating energy demand. The additional publication of the monitored consumption data via a Web Application is done to make residents aware of the sustainable urban development in their city.
Pages: 358 - 364