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Energy Efficient Cities Initiative


EECi began in 2007 under the three broad themes of City Planning and Design; Built Environment and Energy Systems; and Transport and Environment. Past research in all three themes can be found in our 2014 report. This website describes ongoing work within the Building Environment and Energy Systems sub-theme.

Our current research focuses on modelling energy consumption of large sets of buildings at multiple time and spatial resolution. These have resulted in two parallel investigations: one on using multi-scale multidisciplinary models in response to relevant questions pertaining to energy use in the built environment, and second, how to quantify uncertainties in model outcomes.

We also investigate novel interactions with associated energy systems in cities outside traditional applications. Our current projects include: integration of food production in the urban environment, analysis of underground transport systems as energy sources, large-scale integration of ground source heat pumps and distributed energy networks.

To find out more about us, see the links below.

Current Projects

B.bem: the Bayesian building energy management portal

City Energy Model

Greenhouse Energy Simulation

District Energy Systems

Recent and Past Projects

for more information on our past projects

DeBERA, the Decoupled Building Energy Retrofit Assessor simulation platform

DENO: Distributed Energy Network Optimisation model

GSHP for City Scale Application

Bayesian Spatial Model for City-scale Energy Analysis

SUSDEM: Stochastic Urban Scale Domestic Energy Model