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Balanced assessment of energy systems: Integrating energy usage & supply
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Energy Technology.
2006 (English)In: PLEA - Int. Conf. Passive Low Energy Archit., Conf. Proc., 2006, II189-II194 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The present topic approaches energy systems, building and urban design in an integrated path. The objective of the project was to develop a methodology for balanced assessment of energy systems, considering two main pillars: Energy Usage and Energy Supply. Load management, cost, and environmental impact are analysed in order to identify a better overall performance, by the combination of initiatives in both sides. The research includes, in the energy usage side, design and management strategies for energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings, and in urban planning as well. In the energy supply side, it includes decentralised systems in building scale, and centralised systems in neighbourhood and city scale. Electricity, space heating, and space cooling are considered. A quantitative assessment module and graphical interfaces were developed to support project development and decision-making, and demonstrate advantages of integrated approaches. A study-case was performed, corresponding to a master plan for urban development of the city of Miyun, in China, supposed to be a model of sustainable development. The project strongly emphasizes the need for relationship of dependent variables included in the design and management of city, building and energy systems, aiming to contribute to a more mature approach towards sustainability.

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2006. II189-II194 p.
, PLEA 2006 - 23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, Conference Proceedings
Keyword [en]
Energy, Integrated approach, Model, Sustainable cities and buildings, Balanced assessment, City scale, Commercial building, Decentralised systems, Dependent variables, Energy supplies, Energy systems, Energy usage, Graphical interface, In-buildings, Management strategies, Master plan, Neighbourhood, Project development, Quantitative assessments, Space cooling, Sustainable cities, Urban design, Urban development, Energy efficiency, Energy resources, Integrated control, Models, Office buildings, Project management, Sustainable development, Urban growth, Structural design
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Building Technologies Energy Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-155084ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84865724814OAI: diva2:760880
23rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture, PLEA 2006, 6-8 September 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

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Available from: 2014-11-05 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2014-11-05Bibliographically approved

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