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2022 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA


Infomorphism: An Urban Planning Framework for Local Renewable Energy Integration

Fengqi Li, Kristen Schell, Haolin Yang, Alexandros Tsamis

Abstract: We introduce Infomorphism, an urban planning framework that takes the main characteristics of Zero Energy Buildings (ZEBs) as the principal drivers for the simultaneous planning of a city's collective urban form and energy infrastructure. This paper outlines the three main computational models of the infomorphism framework: 1) a parametric model for the development of an energybased urban planning envelope, 2) a quantitative model to predict renewable energy supply and building demand, and 3) an optimization model to develop local energy exchange networks. Manhattan is used as a case study for the implementation and assessment of the framework.
Pages: 197 - 208