Publication type: Book part
Type of review: Editorial review
Title: Modelling the transformation of heat supply and demand : a case study for the residential building stock of the city of St. Gall
Authors: Kytzia, Susanne
Mosimann, Christine
Burgy, Raffael Severin
Published in: SB13 Graz : sustainable buildings construction products & technologies
Pages: 533
Pages to: 545
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Graz
Language: English
Subjects: Heizenergie; Gebäudepark; Wohngebäude; Modellierung
Subject (DDC): 690: Building and construction
Abstract: In Northern European countries, the transformation of prevailing systems to supply and use energy for heating residential buildings is considered a major challenge in urban development. Ongoing renewal and growth in the residential building stock allows increasing energy efficiency by introducing new buildings standards. By additionally encouraging alternative sources for heat supply such as geothermal and solar energy, a significant reduction of greenhouse gas emissions seems feasible. To evaluate options and conditions favourable for such a development, we developed a spatial explicit, dynamic model for the transformation of the residential building stock. This model was used to assess energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions for heating the residential buildings in the City of St. Gall and analyse alternative scenarios for future development. The model incorporates the communal energy plan as well as empirical data of 50 refurbishment projects (estimates for construction costs and gains in energy efficiency). Modelbased scenario calculations show that the City of St. Gall can reach its ambitious goals in energy policy within the next 50 years. However, the municipality and private property owners have to provide substantial funding and make a great effort in refurbishing their old building stock.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Facility Management (IFM)
Appears in collections:Publikationen Life Sciences und Facility Management

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