Defining and Operationalising the Concept of an Energy Positive Neighbourhood

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/579496
Title:
Defining and Operationalising the Concept of an Energy Positive Neighbourhood
Authors:
Ala-Juusela, M. (Mia); Sepponen, M. (Mari); Crosbie, T. (Tracey)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Technology Futures Institute.
Citation:
Ala-Juusela, M., Sepponen, M., Crosbie, T. (2015) 'Defining and Operationalising the Concept of an Energy Positive Neighbourhood' 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia; 27th of September – 3rd of October 2015
Conference:
10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia; 27th of September – 3rd of October 2015
Issue Date:
Oct-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/579496
Additional Links:
http://www.dubrovnik2015.sdewes.org/index.php
Abstract:
University campuses, residential neighbourhoods and other urban areas have different needs for energy solutions. The formulation and comparison of these solutions demands well-defined concepts and robust decision support tools. This paper proposes the following definition: “Energy positive neighbourhoods are those in which the annual energy demand is lower than annual energy supply from local renewable energy sources. Short-term imbalances … are corrected with national energy supplies. The aim is to provide a functional, healthy, user friendly environment with as low energy demand and little environmental impact as possible.” Key performance indicators are proposed along with an ‘energy positivity label’. A decision support tool for the long term planning of neighbourhood energy solutions is described which is currently being used to evaluate a university campus in France and a residential neighbourhood in Finland. The research presented extends the limits of current approaches to energy analyses from individual buildings to neighbourhood level.
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Keywords:
Energy positive neighbourhood; key performance indicators; energy positivity label; urban planning decision support tool; university campus; residential neighbourhood

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAla-Juusela, M. (Mia)en
dc.contributor.authorSepponen, M. (Mari)en
dc.contributor.authorCrosbie, T. (Tracey)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-08T12:14:26Zen
dc.date.available2015-10-08T12:14:26Zen
dc.date.issued2015-10en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/579496en
dc.description.abstractUniversity campuses, residential neighbourhoods and other urban areas have different needs for energy solutions. The formulation and comparison of these solutions demands well-defined concepts and robust decision support tools. This paper proposes the following definition: “Energy positive neighbourhoods are those in which the annual energy demand is lower than annual energy supply from local renewable energy sources. Short-term imbalances … are corrected with national energy supplies. The aim is to provide a functional, healthy, user friendly environment with as low energy demand and little environmental impact as possible.” Key performance indicators are proposed along with an ‘energy positivity label’. A decision support tool for the long term planning of neighbourhood energy solutions is described which is currently being used to evaluate a university campus in France and a residential neighbourhood in Finland. The research presented extends the limits of current approaches to energy analyses from individual buildings to neighbourhood level.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.dubrovnik2015.sdewes.org/index.phpen
dc.subjectEnergy positive neighbourhooden
dc.subjectkey performance indicatorsen
dc.subjectenergy positivity labelen
dc.subjecturban planning decision support toolen
dc.subjectuniversity campusen
dc.subjectresidential neighbourhooden
dc.titleDefining and Operationalising the Concept of an Energy Positive Neighbourhooden
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Technology Futures Institute.en
dc.identifier.conference10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia; 27th of September – 3rd of October 2015en
or.citation.harvardAla-Juusela, M., Sepponen, M., Crosbie, T. (2015) 'Defining and Operationalising the Concept of an Energy Positive Neighbourhood' 10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia; 27th of September – 3rd of October 2015en
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