E3S Web Conf.
Volume 111, 2019CLIMA 2019 Congress
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Sustainable Urbanization and Energy System Integration|
|Published online||13 August 2019|
Settlement scale analysis approach to reach nearly zero energy communities
1 Ozyegin University, Faculty of Architecture and Design, Çekmeköy Campus, 34794, Çekmeköy, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Istanbul Technical University, Faculty of Architecture, Taskisla Campus, 34367, Taksim, Istanbul, Turkey
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking at the recent developments, the European Union (EU) aims to become a zero carbon community. For the building sector, Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was recast in 2010 introducing the definition of the nearly zero energy building (NZEB) levels to construct all new buildings at this level by the end of 2020. The last revision of the directive in 2018 also promotes the renovation of the building stock to the NZEB levels. In the paper, it was proposed to define the nearly zero energy levels for settlements. This way, it was aimed to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of reaching the nearly zero energy levels at larger scales than single buildings. Settlement level studies, including the district energy systems, intended to reveal the energy efficiency measures which lead to optimal cost levels for more than one building. Key parameters were examined for a new settlement design which may be beneficial for the large-scale renewable energy system implementation and district energy system (DES) usage with high energy performance buildings.
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