Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts

Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts

Methods, Tools, and Experiences from the Field

1st Edition - September 21, 2016

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  • Editors: Antonello Monti, Dirk Pesch, Keith Ellis, Perluigi Mancarella
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128099513
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128103982

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Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts: Methods, Tools, and Experiences from the Field is a comprehensive guide to this highly interdisciplinary topic. Monti et. al’s combined experience make them the most qualified team of editors to explore the processes and tools involved in creating Energy Positive Neighborhoods and Smart Energy Districts in an urban setting. Tools include: A complete simulation library to quickly support the implementation of a model of the scenario A set of possible approaches to neighborhood energy optimization An open, extensible information model for neighbourhood asset description The structure of this book offers different reading paths to appeal to the very varied audience it addresses. It describes the process of adaption and the challenges faced by the decision makers, and also how simulation, optimisation, ICT approaches and business models are combined in a holistic and pragmatic way. It also offers possible business models and a means to quantify them to complete the development process. This book is suitable for students on muti-disciplinary energy engineering courses, energy practitioners, ICT vendors aiming to develop new services to target the building industry, and decision makers aiming to structure an urban renovation program.

Key Features

  • Delivers a significant amount of exclusive knowledge on the topics of energy positive neighborhoods and smart energy districts
  • Allows readers to grasp the complexity of this interdisciplinary topic by providing access to well-structured processes and tools
  • Includes real life examples of the transformation of two demonstration sites that illustrate the concepts discussed to add context and value to their implementation


Energy engineers, Energy efficiency decision makers, Energy Practitioners, ICT vendors in the building industry, Energy students and researchers

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 2: Energy positivity and flexibility in districts

    Chapter 3: Description of the process needed to achieve EPN, Roadmap

    Chapter 4: Simulation and Optimisation

    Chapter 5: ICT infrastructure implementation

    Chapter 6: Business cases

    Chapter 7: Real life experience

    Chapter 8 : Future –Gaps, Barriers, Challenges and Opportunities related to development of Energy Positive Neighbourhoods and Smart Energy Districts (conclusion)

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: September 21, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128099513
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128103982

About the Editors

Antonello Monti

Antonello Monti is currently the Director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power Systems at the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University and Scientist at Fraunhofer FIT as part of the Center for Digital Energy in Aachen. He has previously held positions at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and at the University of South Carolina, USA. Antonello has been and is Associate Editor of several international journals edited by IEEE, Elsevier, and Springer. He has been the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Innovation in Societal Infrastructure Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Institute for Automation of Complex Power System, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany

Dirk Pesch

PhD from the University of Strathclyde in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, NIMBUS Center, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

Keith Ellis

Affiliations and Expertise

IoT Systems Research lab, Intel Labs, Intel Corporation

Perluigi Mancarella

Affiliations and Expertise

Reader in Future Energy Networks, University of Manchester, UK

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