Smart Cities with Sustainable Energy Systems
CI-NERGY created a multidisciplinary coordinated PhD programme which aimed to train young scientists to develop urban decision making and operational optimisation software tools to minimise non-renewable energy use in cities.
The principle objectives of the project were to provide high-level integrated training to PhD students and Research Fellows (ERs) covering building physics, energy supply technologies, software engineering and information technology; and to develop concepts, modelling and decision-making tools for highly energy efficient cities based on PhD & ER research.
In their role as project partners, IES were responsible for:
- Extending the scope of building simulation models to an urban simulation model, by upgrading the IESVE software to the urban scale.
- Integrating the software solutions with other tools developed by the network partners.
- Developing a quasi-automated model calibration methodology for the urban simulation models.
- Calibrating the city models with case study data to demonstrate fitness for purpose.
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Vienna, Austria