This paper presents a new methodology for characterising the energy performance of buildings suitable for city-scale, top-down energy modelling. Building properties that have the greatest impact on simulated energy performance were identified via a review of sensitivity analysis studies. The methodology greatly simplifies the description of a building to decrease labour and simulation processing overheads. The methodology will be used in the EU FP7 INDICATE project which aims to create a master-planning tool that uses dynamic simulation to facilitate the design of sustainable, energy efficient smart cities.
|Title of host publication||Energy Procedia: 6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB-14|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Dec 2014|
|Event||6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB-14 - Cardiff, United Kingdom|
Duration: 25 May 2014 → 27 Jun 2014
|Conference||6th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB-14|
|Period||25/05/2014 → 27/06/2014|