Sustainable urbanization requires the provision of secured energy for health and comfort. Key to planning sustainable energy services is an understanding of how energy demand changes over time, space and tools to help plan for its reduction. The project iNUMBER is a research programme for four years (2017-2021) which work towards:
The project will:
It will apply three intersecting levels of analysis, ranging from large data sets in municipalities to deeper dives into domestic buildings:
The project will provide economic and social benefits to municipalities and urban planners; the building industry; utility companies, energy software companies, modellers and energy analysts; researchers and students; policymakers; and the public at large. The impact will be facilitated by active participation of key stakeholders in the case study of cities, high level policy meetings, workshops, CPD, iNUMBER open access tools, and the iNUMBER web site.