Master's Thesis Julius Unrath
Comparison between an integral planning tool to model and optimize the energy system of city districts and a standardized and experience-based approachCopyright: EBC
The E.ON ERC EBC institute developed an integral planning tool called „pyCity“ which is able to optimize the energy systems of city districts. To evaluate the practical benefits of pyCity, it is necessary to compare its results with those of a model which simulates the actual work flow of project developers. This thesis aims to create a model of this empirical approach, based on information from literature and expert interviews. In contrary to pyCity, it focuses especially on German laws and norms which have to be considered when planning urban energy systems. Finally the integral and the empirical approach are compared to determine possible extensions and enhancements for pyCity.