Reference : Toward low energy cities : A case study of the urban area of Liège
Scientific journals : Article
Engineering, computing & technology : Energy
Engineering, computing & technology : Architecture
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Regional & inter-regional studies
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/123133
Toward low energy cities : A case study of the urban area of Liège
English
Reiter, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
Marique, Anne-Françoise mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département Argenco : Secteur TLU+C > Urbanisme et aménagement du territoire >]
2012
Journal of Industrial Ecology
Yale Wiley-Blackwell
16
6
829-838
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1088-1980
1530-9290
[en] urban modeling ; buildings energy consumption ; transport energy consumption ; GIS ; sustainable development ; forecast scenarios
[en] Within the framework of sustainable development, it is important to take into account environmental aspects of urban areas related to their energy use. In this article, a methodology is proposed for assessing residential energy uses for buildings and transport at the city scale. This method is based on the use of GIS tools combined with a statistical treatment of urban and transport criteria. The methodology allows to model buildings and transport energy use at the city scale, as well as to consider the possible evolution of the city energy consumption and to simulate the effects of some strategies of urban renewal. An application is given to study different energy management strategies for the urban area of Liège. Buildings and transport energy consumption are compared at the city scale and their possible evolution in the future is highlighted. Forecast scenarios on future energy policies for Liège’s building stock show that the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings and even more selective energy policies applied only on new buildings are not sufficient to widely decrease buildings energy consumptions at the city scale. The renovation of the existing building stock has a much larger positive impact on city energy consumption reductions. The methodology developed in this article can be adapted and/or reproduced on many other urban regions in Belgium but also in Europe or even further.
LEMA ; Lepur : Centre de Recherche en Sciences de la Ville, du Territoire et du Milieu rural
BuildingStock
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/123133

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