Activities per year
There are several reasons for considering buildings as part of the energy system. First, energy savings in buildings may be balanced by related energy systems’ initiatives; second, building technologies should be developed related to specific local infrastructures; and third the inclusion of buildings into the energy infrastructure may deliver flexibility services if buildings can be used to store energy as heating. Buildings can thus serve as distributed system generators, and improvements in building design can furthermore contribute substantially to energy savings.
To realize these potentials, technical developments within smart energy systems and buildings technologies are needed. However, if substantial advances are to be made, then these technological developments must be based on a greater understanding of the residents’ social practices, i.e. how they interact with and understand heating technologies and indoor comfort.
The integration of buildings into the energy infrastructure will impact building design, existing modes of heating/cooling, and affect relations between energy providers and buildings owners/residents.
Successful integration of residential buildings into the energy system to achieve energy savings and flexibility requires, therefore, new knowledge of the changing relationships between energy providers and households and of the roles different buildings technologies can play in this. This calls for interdisciplinary research involving social sciences to understand everyday household practices and the complex changes in energy infrastructure, humanistic research to understand the involved actors’ sense-making and communication patterns, and technical research and development in building technologies. The InterHUB project will be dedicated to providing this knowledge, and we will argue that the question of integrating buildings into the energy systems represents a very strong case for why interdisciplinary research is needed.
|Effective start/end date||01/04/2018 → 30/09/2021|
Using data from smart energy meters to gain knowledge about building clusters connected to district heating networks: A Danish example
Hicham Johra (Lecturer)
Activity: Talks and presentations › Conference presentations
Research Output per year
Treatment and analysis of smart energy meter data from a cluster of buildings connected to district heating: A Danish caseJohra, H., Pereira, D. H. L. E., Heiselberg, P., Marszal-Pomianowska, A. & Tvedebrink, T., 2020, Proceedings of the 12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics : NSB 2020. Vol. 172.
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Article in proceeding › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journal › Poster › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article in Journal › Research › peer-review