We are tackling the challenge of modelling energy consumption for heating in collaboration with the CSHub. Lead by the work of PhD student Mohammad Javad (MJ) Abdolhosseini Qomi and several other members of both groups, we have finally gotten nice advances in this multi-variate (and complex) problem. We are able to identify the 6 parameters that are able to predict building consumption at a city scale, based on physical simulations that take into account wall properties, windows, infiltration and also the human aspect of the problem. We hope to post the results here very soon!
Along these lines, Marta C. Gonzalez was selected last week to be among the 5 members of The Pecan Street Research Institute advisory board. “Pecan Street‘s highly unique and rapidly growing residential energy dataset, as well as ways the Institute can advance scholarship and data visualization in the areas of utility system performance, integration of renewable resources, climate change, and customer preferences. Board members enjoy special access to curated datasets for their own research and instruction”