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A Rapid Urban De-carbonization Scenario Analysis Tool

Allen, Andrew; Zakery, Sameh; Mao, Yong; Robinson, Darren


Andrew Allen

Sameh Zakery

Associate Professor

Darren Robinson


A rapid urban de-carbonization scenario analysis tool has been developed. The tool is able to efficiently and effectively generate and populate spatially resolved large scale building scenes, to generate XML input files for the building energy simulation engine CitySim [1], to quickly modify building thermal attributes and develop and analyze de-carbonization scenarios as snapshot modifications to the building scene. The tool has been developed as a series of plugins to the Quantum Geographical Information System (QGIS) [2] application, whereby it can make use of much of the QGIS existing functionality and software libraries. A tip to tail test of the tool is performed on a basic scenario.


Allen, A., Zakery, S., Mao, Y., & Robinson, D. (2017). A Rapid Urban De-carbonization Scenario Analysis Tool. Procedia Engineering, 198, 826-835.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Sep 11, 2017
Publication Date 2017
Deposit Date Oct 5, 2017
Publicly Available Date Oct 5, 2017
Journal Procedia Engineering
Print ISSN 1877-7058
Electronic ISSN 1877-7058
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 198
Pages 826-835
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