Urban Energy Systems for Low-Carbon Cities

Urban Energy Systems for Low-Carbon Cities

1st Edition - November 30, 2018

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  • Editor: Ursula Eicker
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128115541
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128115534

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With an increase of global energy demand arising in urban settlements, the key challenges for the urban energy transition include analysis of energy efficiency options and the potential of renewable energy systems within the existing building stock, making cities a key actor in the transition success. In Urban Energy Systems for Low Carbon Cities, indicators to evaluate urban energy performance are introduced and the status quo of monitoring and efficiency valuation schemes are discussed. The book discusses advances on the state-of-the-art of research in a number of key areas: Energy demand and consumption mapping and monitoring Optimization of design and operation of urban supply and distribution systems Integration of renewable energy and urban energy network models Demand side management strategies to better match renewable supply and demand and increase flexibilities With innovative modelling methods this book gives a real bottom-up modelling approach used for the simulation of energy consumption, energy conversion systems and distribution networks using engineering methods.

Key Features

  • Provides support and guidance on the energy transition issues relating to energy demand, consumption mapping and monitoring
  • Includes examples from case study cities, including Vienna, Geneva, New York and Stuttgart
  • Analyzes the potential of energy management strategies in urban areas


Researchers, engineers and scientists working with renewable energy; power engineers, systems designers, planners and operators, engineering consultants; Energy supply companies; research institutions; graduate and postgraduate students in engineering, energy, physics, architecture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Urban energy system planning: Overview and main challenges
    Sebastien Cajot, Nils Schüler

    2 A planning support system using interactive optimization
    Nils Schüler, Sebastien Cajot

    3 Building energy demand modelingFrom individual buildings to urban scale

    4 Load management in buildings
    Solene Goy, Ana Sancho-Tomás

    5 Multimodal networks and decentralized renewable generation: Network modeling and energy/exergy performance evaluation
    Mario Potente, Nina Solomakhina, Pilar Monsalvete

    6 Open data-modeling standards for city-wide energy simulations
    Giorgio Agugiaro

    7 Uncertainty assessment of building performance simulation An insight into suitability of methods and their applications
    Parag Wate, Volker Coors, Marco Iglesias, Darren Robinson

    8 Model integration: An SOA approach
    Preston Rodrigues

    9 The case study cities of Geneva and Vienna
    Jean-Loup Robineau, Giorgio Agugiaro

    10 Applying modeling and optimization tools to existing city quarters
    Mario Potente Prieto, Pilar Monsalvete Alvarez de Uribarri, Giovanni Tardioli

    11 Use of interactive optimization for the planning of new and existing neighborhoods
    Nils Schüler, Sebastien Cajot

Product details

  • No. of pages: 473
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 30, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128115541
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128115534

About the Editor

Ursula Eicker

Her research focuses on the development of urban energy concepts, renewable energy supply in urban areas, building automation, and the simulation and development of solar thermal cooling systems. She is the scientific director of the research centre for sustainable energy technologies in Baden Württemberg, with 30 research scientists. She also heads the Institute of Applied Research of the University.


Sebastian Cajot

Nils Schuler

Jean-Loup Robineau

Parag Wate

Preston Rodrigues

Kunpeng Agugiaro

Giorgio Agugiaro

Georgios Kazas

Solène Goy

Ana Sancho Tomas

Mario Potente Prieto

Nina Solomakhina

Giovanni Tardioli

Pilar Monsalvete

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Physicist, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences, Germany

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