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Dahlström, Lukas and Broström, Tor and Widén, Joakim Advancing urban building energy modelling through new model components and applications: A review. Energy and Buildings Volume 266, 1 July 2022, 112099, 266.

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Due to rapid urbanisation and the significant contribution of cities to worldwide energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, urban energy system planning is growing more important. Urban building energy modelling (UBEM) draws increasing attention in the energy modelling field due to its inherent capacities for modelling entire cities or building stocks, and the potential of varying data inputs, approaches and applications. This review aims to identify best practices and improvements for UBEM applications by examining previous research, with a focus on the currently least established approaches. Different archetype development procedures are analysed for common problems, six main under-developed input approaches or parameters are identified, and applications for future scenario development are surveyed. By analysing previous studies in related fields, this paper provides an overview of gaps in the published research and possible additions to future UBEM projects that can help expanding the existing modelling procedures. Comprehensive human behaviour models with additional aspects beyond occupant presence are identified as a major point of interest. Further research on socio-economic parameters, such as household income and demographics, are also suggested to further improve modelling. This study also underlines the potential for utilising UBEM as a tool for evaluating future climate change scenarios.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban building energy modelling; Bottom-up modelling; Building archetype; Modelling components; Socio-economic data;
Subjects: English > Climate Change Adaptation
Depositing User: Susanna Carlsten
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2022 06:53
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2022 06:53

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