Creating comparability among European neighbourhoods to enable the transition of district energy infrastructures towards positive energy districts

Bruck, A., Casamassima, L., Akhatova, A., Kranzl, L. and Galanakis, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-1320-2475, 2022. Creating comparability among European neighbourhoods to enable the transition of district energy infrastructures towards positive energy districts. Energies, 15 (13): 4720.

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Abstract

Planning the required energy infrastructure for the energy transition is a crucial task for various neighbourhood concepts, such as positive energy districts. However, energy planning often comes with the challenges of data shortages and a lack of comparability among solutions for different districts. This work aims to enable this comparability by introducing an approach for categorising districts according to parameters that are relevant for the planning of neighbourhood energy infrastructures. Four parameters (climate, floor space index, heating demand and share of residential buildings) and their respective ranges (bands) were derived from the literature. Additionally, this work visualised the combination of all parameter bands across Europe to conveniently showcase districts that are comparable according to the selected parameters. This approach and its visualisation could be used in urban planning to share knowledge from existing energy district projects with those planned in comparable districts.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: This article belongs to the Special Issue: Energy Consumption in a Smart City.
Publication Title: Energies
Creators: Bruck, A., Casamassima, L., Akhatova, A., Kranzl, L. and Galanakis, K.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 2022
Volume: 15
Number: 13
Identifiers:
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10.3390/en15134720DOI
1561463Other
Rights: Copyright: © 2022 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 30 Jun 2022 15:37
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2022 15:37
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46527

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