INtelligent Urban Model For Built Environment Energy Research (INUMBER)


INtelligent Urban Model For Built Environment Energy Research (INUMBER)

Overview

Sustainable urbanization requires the provision of secured energy for health & comfort. The Key to planning sustainable energy services is how energy demand changes over time, space and tools to help plan its reduction & generation. The project iNUMBER during four years (2017-2021) has worked towards:

  • Developing city energy model integrating building stock & municipal-services to secure energy supply for cities to be thermally comfortable & healthy. The model estimated total & disaggregated energy demand across many spatial & stakeholder levels. With forefront model architecture, it assessed different policy intervention’s impact on reducing energy demand, capacity to provide locally generated clean energy by achieving energy resilience.

  • Linked latest highly-precise UAV Photogrammetry/LiDAR data-sets from current research and existing data-sets. To overcome the challenge of acquiring model input data & its validity, state-of-the-art data collection and analysis methods including 3D mesh segmentation, automated feature extraction was developed, ranging for scenarios with varied data availability & can be utilized for many cities.