Paper Conference

2020 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


A Framework for Delivering Energy Efficiency and Decentralised Energy Generation Projects to Tackle Fuel Poverty and CO2 Emissions in Cities

Javier Urquizo, Carlos Calderón, Philip James
Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil, Ecuador
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Abstract: UK government is providing part-funding for organisations to commission external feasibility studies. This is reflected in government strategy and funding toward a low carbon, smart, local energy system. Such studies would provide detailed advice on technical and economic feasibility and assist in developing a technical specification. Local energy system projects vary wildly in scale, from a single building to districts and the whole city. However, the building stock in a city is distributed over the territory, and some of the building types are present only at specific sites. Therefore, domestic energy and carbon models need tools to determine their spatial dimension and these may be provided by spatial components. This paper describes the development of a spatial framework for annual energy consumption, CO2 emissions and fuel poverty estimation from individual dwellings to neighbourhoods up to districts and the whole city. We propose the integration of urban models with a spatially enabled database as a key component to establish baseline conditions to provide a starting point for measuring the value added by energy and carbon policy interventions for resilient urbanism.
Pages: 35 - 43