Smart Design

An inter-disciplinary field of research, urban energy systems brings together a variety of well-established research disciplines, such as the production of heat/cold and of electricity via renewable and non-renewable technologies, electricity and thermal distribution networks, energy demand in buildings.

Each of these disciplines already has its own tested simulation tools. Instead of developing new tools for the purpose of modelling urban energy systems we propose to bring together these simulation tools already used in the other disciplines within a “co-simulation platform”.

The objective of this project is to initiate the first steps towards its development by proposing a methodology (work flow) and modelling environment that can be applied to a variety of use cases requiring the development of an integrated energy concept at neighborhood level.


Jessen Page

HES-SO Rectorate
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