This presentation deals with energy master planning, where techniques that can be used are explored.

The London Heat Map and its use is presented, where it is noted that renewable energy requires space which makes spatial planning of crucial importance. The info in the heat map is used in a stakeholder-driven scenario tool; the one selected has the advantage of simplicity, because the only result parameters are energy use and greenhouse gas-emissions. As a result, they found that by providing the information in the heat plan to the planner made the area 70% more energy efficient.

The background steps in the previous development in order to improve the energy efficiency and decrease greenhouse gases, were as follows:

  1. Reducing the energy demand.
  2. Generating sustainability.
  3. Generating clean and efficient energy on the building scale, from fossil sources.

In the present development, the last step is changed:

  1. Reducing the energy demand.
  2. Generating sustainability.
  3. Generating renewable energy, on the building scale.

Questions from the audience:

  • How do you collect all the data/information that you have in your models? Do you have any suggestions for the Celsius cities?
  • We saw that you have a lot of waste heat in Rotterdam. Are you already recovering most of that, or are there plans to do so to a greater extent?
  • What are the main challenges that you are facing when you are doing these plans?

Date of webinar

March 2016

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