Energy consumption of urban areas is a relevant theme for sustainable spatial planning. Through the integrationof energy and urban planning issues, it can be identified a suitable strategy to face climate change. This study aimsto evaluate overall energy demand of existing urban neighbourhoods, considering the most energy intensivesectors within a city. Using GIS software, the method provides energy mapping of neighbourhoods, allowing toimprove the insight of energy demand of cities and to develop a preliminary assessment for future scenarios.The method has been applied to a neighbourhood of the municipality of Catania in southern Italy. Methodologyand earliest results are discussed in this paper.
|Titolo:||A model for mapping the energy consumption of buildings, transport and outdoor lighting of neighbourhoods|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|