Linking Neighborhoods into Sustainable Energy Systems
Book chapter, 2019

Improving the energy efficiency and sustainability in the urban sector plays a vital role in the energy transition. Hence, it is important to consider promising ways to design sustainable urban energy hubs linking neighborhoods into energy systems. Improving the efficiency and sustainability of urban energy infrastructure is a process with multiple steps. This chapter presents the workflow that is required to be followed in this process. A brief overview about the methods that can be used to consider urban climate, urban simulation, and energy system design are presented in this chapter highlighting the crosslinks among these topics. Finally, the chapter presents the research gaps and promising areas to conduct future research.

Climate change

Microclimate

Energy systems

Urban energy modeling

Author

Amarasinghage Tharindu Dasun Perera

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

S. Coccolo

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Pietro Florio

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Vahid Nik

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Technology

Lund University

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

D. Mauree

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

J. L. Scartezzini

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)

Energy, Environment, and Sustainability

93-110

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Energy

Subject Categories

Other Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management

Energy Systems

DOI

10.1007/978-981-13-3284-5_5

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4/26/2021