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The Zero Energy Idea in District. Application of a Methodological Approach in the Case Study of Epinlieu (Mons)

Version 1 : Received: 21 July 2019 / Approved: 23 July 2019 / Online: 23 July 2019 (11:08:24 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 23 July 2019 / Approved: 24 July 2019 / Online: 24 July 2019 (11:53:34 CEST)

How to cite: Koutra, S.; Pagnoule, C.; Galatoulas, N.; Bagheri, A.; Waroux, T.; Becue, V.; Ioakimidis, C.S. The Zero Energy Idea in District. Application of a Methodological Approach in the Case Study of Epinlieu (Mons). Preprints 2019, 2019070257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0257.v1). Koutra, S.; Pagnoule, C.; Galatoulas, N.; Bagheri, A.; Waroux, T.; Becue, V.; Ioakimidis, C.S. The Zero Energy Idea in District. Application of a Methodological Approach in the Case Study of Epinlieu (Mons). Preprints 2019, 2019070257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201907.0257.v1).

Abstract

Through history, particular attention has been paid of the study of the relationship between the energy use and the city structure. Improving energy efficiency in modern agglomerations is the most promising means to mitigate climate change and its impacts. In this current context of globalisation, European Union proposes initiatives and policy targets to rethink the urban development strategies towards the ‘zero energy objectives’. Providing a methodological approach with a simulation district analysis, the present article summarizes how the ‘zero energy’ challenge is analyzed in an existing district (Epinlieu) to articulate the users’ requirements in energy. This study contributes to the scientific discussion of the districts’ urban structure and energy planning by establishing a linkage among the beneficial influence of the KPIs of the districts’ form to increase their energy efficiency and its application in a real case study in Belgium.

Subject Areas

Case study; District; Energy; Structure; Zero

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