Challenge / Goal
Urbanomy develops an integrated vision to provide operational-ready recommendations at the planning phase to reach carbon neutrality for real estate projects. Planning processes have to be rethought to take into account energy and mobility from Day 1, in order to make the challenge of carbon neutrality achievable.
For this new development of 2200 homes, a science park, a school, a health centre and a park & ride, we simulated the future energy demand of the buildings and vehicles, assessed the solar potential, quantified the flexibility from residential thermal storage, batteries and electric vehicles through V1G/V2G. The potential revenues through grid services supporting the transport and distribution grid has been assessed to support the business model of this innovative development. We adopted a scenario-based approach to define the best energy and mobility scheme to reach net zero, between a decentralised, centralised and hybrid system. The outputs provided key insights for the overall energy demand, self consumption, peak demand reduction potential, bill savings and revenues.
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Planning time: 2 - 5 years
Implementation time: > 5 years
Oxfordshire County Council