During research into various different hypothetical urban models, studies were conducted to determine the optimum degree of urban density from the perspective of energy efficiency. So far, results have clearly shown that the parameter of energy production using renewable energy sources and the amount of land it requires plays a substantial role and that the integration of those energy production areas in surfaces of buildings has a strong influence on the determination of optimum density. 

 

Projectduration:
since 2010

Project management:
Brian Cody, Institute of Buildings and Energy, TU Graz

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