Assessing Energy Improvement Potential from Efficiency and Renewable Interventions at Neighborhood Level

Amit Mhalas, Tracey Crosbie, Nashwan Dawood, Mohamad Kassem

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Abstract

Tools for the estimation of energy performance improvement - achievable through energy efficiency and renewable energy interventions, with decision-making capabilities for policy implementation at the neighborhood level - are still lacking. In this paper, we present a proof-of-concept tool that integrates a decision support mechanism for enabling opinions and criteria of various decision makers to be taken into account during the implementation of energy efficiency interventions at the neighborhood level. The tool is based on integrating information from aerial and terrestrial imagery, digital maps and national databases and statistics providing housing data on a GIS platform. The testing of the tool with the involvement of local authorities and social housing providers demonstrated that the tool can support policy makers in making informed decisions with regard to the implementation of energy policies and initiatives and contribute to meeting CO2 emission reduction targets.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2014
Event2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering - Orlando, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 201425 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period23/06/1425/06/14

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    Mhalas, A., Crosbie, T., Dawood, N., & Kassem, M. (2014). Assessing Energy Improvement Potential from Efficiency and Renewable Interventions at Neighborhood Level. Paper presented at 2014 International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Orlando, United States. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784413616.199