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Sustainable indicators and energy reduction for INDICATE and DIMMER projects.

Rel. Anna Osello. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura costruzione citta', 2015

Abstract:

Using indicators in order to give an evaluation towards sustainability has its origins in article 40 of Agenda 21.

In order to examine this topic in depth, a considerable number of projects were developed with the aim of selecting efficient sets of indicators to be used in evaluating the capability of cities to act in a sustainable way and to communicate complex concepts to the public in an easy way.

After having analyzed some of the most important projects and proposals, which led to the definition of "rules" to follow in the construction of effective sets of indicators, certain conclusions have been drawn about the ability or inability of some cities to reach their objectives.

Within this context, the Indicator-based Interactive Decision Support and In-formation Exchanged Platform for Smart Cities (INDICATE) founded by the 7th Framework of the European Union is based on the use of sustainable indicators. The main goal of the project is the realization of a supporting tool able to guide potential stakeholders, Public Administration and private investors, towards the right choice to make, in order to improve the energy efficiency of cities. The DIMMER project is another European funded project, which is similar to the INDICATE project, but its main goal is to monitor buildings and increase users' awareness; in this case the demonstrator is a distric in Turin.

The thesis was developed in relation to both projects. The research carried out within the INDICATE project and the practical part referring to the DIMMER demonstrator in Turin are alike in some respects. The most interesting aspect was testing the energy simulation software used by the INDICATE project on a building which is part of the DIMMER district.

In particular, the interoperability between the 3D modelling tool Revit Architecture and the energy simulation software IES<VE> was tested; the results obtained show how the process followed throughtout the thesis was valid and efficient, although there are still some limits related to the workflow from one software to the other.

Relatori: Anna Osello
Soggetti: A Architettura > AB Architettura degli interni
S Scienze e Scienze Applicate > SH Fisica tecnica
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura costruzione citta'
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/4382
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CONTENTS

ABSTRACT

AKNOWLEDGMENT

INTRODUCTION

GENERAL CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE INDICATORS

EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS ON SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS

ECI - European Common Indicators Towards A Local Sustainability Profile

LASALA - Local Authorities' Self Assessment Of Local Agenda

PASTILLE - Promoting Action For Sustainability Through Indicators At The Local Level In Europe

TISSUE - Trends And Indicators For Monitoring The European Strategy On Sustainable Development Of The Urban Environment

STATUS - Sustainability Tools And Targets For The Urban Thematic Strategy

SIEMENS GREEN CITY INDEX

INFORMED CITIES

CPD CITIES - Carbon Disclosure Project

URBAN-NEXUS

GLOBAL CITY INDICATOR FACILITY

ALGARVE'S REGIONAL SPATIAL PLAN

DCW - DUNDEE CENTRAL WATERFRONT URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT

HOW CITIES ARE MONITORING AND EVALUATING THEIR SUCCESS

CONCLUSIONS - KEY FINDINGS

INDICATE PROJECT

CONCEPT, GOALS, ORGANIZATION AND OUTCOMES

INDICATE DEMONSTRATION SITES

Test site: Genoa

Test Site: Dundalk

WORK PACKAGE 3 (WP3)

COMMON CITY INDEX (CCI)

Main points to be considered in the selection of indicators

Potential set of indicators

The Environmental Domain-Specific Index

Index Calculation And Comparison Between Case Studies (Turin And Genoa)

Conclusions

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS

KPI AT DISTRICT AND BUILDING LEVELS

THE LINK BETWEEN INDICATE AND DIMMER

THE DIMMER PROJECT

Polito's District

SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INDICATE AND DIMMER

CASE STUDY: "COLLEGIO UNIVERSITARIO Dl TORINO R. EINAUDI" - SECTION SAN PAOLO

COLLEGIO UNIVERSITARIO Dl TORINO R. EINAUDI

CONTEXT - BORGO SAN PAOLO

THE BUILDING

Analysis of the historic documentation

The "new" Collegio Einaudi

THE ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

The choice of the parametric software: methodology and interoperability

General description of the realization of the model and choice of LOD

The realization of the model: main steps

Creation of new loadable families - starting from generic models

BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: SIMULATION

TOOLS

EXAMPLE OF SOFTWARES FOR THERMAL SIMULATION

DOE-2

RIUSKA

eQUEST

EnergyPlus

DESIGN BUILDER

OpenStudio

TRNSYS

IES-Virtual Environment (VE) SOFTWARE SUITE HO

BIM INTEGRATION WITH BUILDING PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS: INTEROPERABILITY BETWEEN REVIT AND IES<VE>

SUMMARY OF THE INTEROPERABILITY PROCESS

'TO DO LIST' to translate Revit model into <VE>

Workflow example Revit to IES<VE>

THERMAL PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

ENERGY MODEL VS. ARCHITECTURAL MODEL

Specific issues - examples of unrecognized elements

WORKFLOW SUMMARY

HOW TO SET THERMAL SIMULATIONS

Specific settings for the case study

RESULTS

OVERALL RESULTS

SPECIFIC RESULTS FOR THE DIMMER PROJECT: TEMPERATURE

AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY

COMPARISON BETWEEN IES<VE> AND OpenStudio

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

APPENDIXES

APPENDIX A: Drawings of the original project of Collegio R. Einaudi San Paolo section from "Archivio di Stato"

APPENDIX B: Drawings from the architectural model and complete results from thermal simulation with IES-VE

Bibliografia:

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