An Optimum Decision-Making Algorithm for Efficient Heating and Cooling in Cities: Towards Exergy-Green Cities to Curb CO2 Emissions
2010 (English)In: Proceedings of the 10th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2010, Antalya, 2010Conference paper (Refereed)
Based on the Rational Exergy Management Model, this paper puts forth a new, multifold decision-making benchmark to develop CO2 mitigation strategies for efficient heating and cooling in cities. In addressing both heating and cooling in the built environment, this paper discusses the low exergy demands for all variants of the annual thermodynamic flows to be counteracted to maintain indoor air temperatures. The new benchmark is particularly useful in strategies to transform districts into exergy-green districts given a critical mass of buildings that adopt appropriate strategies. The results lead to a potential for substantial CO2 savings, better linkages in the supply and demand points of exergy in exergy-green cities, and exergy-led urban symbiosis. A case study on a capital city district is also provided as a sample of a CO2 mitigation strategy utilizing the benchmark over a 10-year strategy timeframe.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Proceedings of the 10th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2010
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-42463ISBN: 978-975-6907-14-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-42463DiVA: diva2:447128
10th REHVA World Congress CLIMA 2010
QC 201110142011-10-102011-10-102011-10-14Bibliographically approved