Reviewing Challenges and Limitations of Energy Modelling Software in the Assessment of PEDs Using Case Studies

Alberto Belda, Emanuela Giancola, Karen Williams, Sanam Dabirian, Muhyiddine Jradi, Rosaria Volpe, Soroush Samareh Abolhassani, Alberto Fichera, Ursula Eicker

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Abstract

Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) have the potential of accelerating the decarbonization of urban areas and promoting scalability between cities. The development and real-world implementation of such innovative concepts can be enhanced through urban energy modelling. However, assessing PEDs can be challenging, and information on this topic is scarce and fragmented. The main contribution of this paper is collecting and analyzing challenges and limitations of energy modelling software for assessing PEDs through five case studies in Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark and Canada. Case studies are assessed first from a modelling approach, then the main identified challenges and limitations of modelling tools for PEDs are discussed, and finally, various ongoing trends and research needs in this field are suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability in Energy and Buildings 2021
EditorsJohn R. Littlewood, Robert J. Howlett, Lakhmi C. Jain
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer
Pages465-477
ISBN (Electronic)9789811662690
ISBN (Print)9789811662683
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Volume263

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