From Urban Design to Energy Simulation – a Data Conversion Process Bridging the Gap Between Two Domains

Padsala, Rushikesh and Fink, Theresa and Peters-Anders, Jan and Gebetsroither-Geringer, Ernst and Coors, Volker (2020) From Urban Design to Energy Simulation – a Data Conversion Process Bridging the Gap Between Two Domains. SHAPING URBAN CHANGE – Livable City Regions for the 21st Century. Proceedings of REAL CORP 2020, 25th International Conference on Urban Development, Regional Planning and Information Society. pp. 365-375. ISSN 2521-3938

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Rapid urbanisation and the ever-growing world population have put a heavy toll on world climatic conditions especially in the way existing and new urban developments emit carbon. As per an estimation1, 28% of all energy related carbon emission worldwide accounts for energy used to heat, cool and light the buildings. In this context along with new approaches in urban designs, it requires continuous new technological developments, smart tools, and processes that can audit these urban designs particularly based on its energy efficiency. This calls for the development of a common process which supports urban designers, sustainable technology experts, and geospatial technology experts alike in producing results which help a) to reach sustainable city targets and b) to create climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies. A majortechnical challenge in developing such a process is the heterogeneity of tools, methods and data formats that architects, urban designers, sustainability experts, and geospatial pundits traditionally work with. This paper tries to counter this challenge and derive an exemplary data exchange process between commonly used urban design tools Rhinoceros3D, AutoCAD, Esri CityEngine and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standardised open data model of CityGML version 2.0 aiming to assess new urban designs regarding cities’ energy demands using 3D City Models.

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Additional Information: We would like to give our acknowledgements to the JPI Urban Europe, the Belmont Forum, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research – BMBF Germany and the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Transport, Innovation and Technology for their financial support to the project IN-SOURCE. We would also like to thank our IN-SOURCE project partners from the west, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) and the Central University of New York (CUNY) for their continued help and support. We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the project “SimStadt” for giving us the necessary data required for the case study of Wienerplatz.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Data Interoperability, Geometric Modelling, Urban Design, Energy Simulation, CityGML
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Depositing User: REAL CORP Administrator
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2021 09:37
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2021 09:37

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