Sustainable urban community eco-feedback through simulation-enabled performance dashboards

Tarek Rakha, Elena Echarri, Elizabeth Krietemeyer, Jason Dedrick

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Abstract

As global energy consumption is on the rise, energy usage awareness technologies are needed to reduce negative environmental effects. Energy monitoring technologies, known as Eco-Feedback Systems, are attempting to serve as tools that motivate individuals and communities to adopt sustainable living behaviours. However, their feedback to users is limited to past and present measured data, with limited ability to predict future energy consumption when users adopt more sustainable practices. This paper, therefore, focuses on developing a workflow for an interactive dashboard interface that allows the user to track and make energy-conscious decisions. The workflow uses calibrated urban-scale simulation-based predictions of future residential energy use data, to provide real-time tailored display feedback of various energy behaviour and design alteration scenarios.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
EditorsVincenzo Corrado, Enrico Fabrizio, Andrea Gasparella, Francesco Patuzzi
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages3468-3475
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781713809418
StatePublished - 2019
Event16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019 - Rome, Italy
Duration: Sep 2 2019Sep 4 2019

Publication series

NameBuilding Simulation Conference Proceedings
Volume5
ISSN (Print)2522-2708

Conference

Conference16th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, Building Simulation 2019
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period9/2/199/4/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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