SmartQ+ Bruck/Leitha – Energy saving potentials through neighbourhood and community planning
In order to achieve the climate targets of the Paris Climate Agreement, there is potential in the transport sector and the mobility system, in addition to switching to sustainable energy sources and creating energy-efficient buildings. The increasing demand for emission-free mobility, for example through electromobility, and the use of heat pumps for heat supply have a direct impact on the electricity consumption of buildings and settlements. However, it is still difficult to estimate the impact of settlement structure actions (such as density, distribution and mix of uses) and mobility and transport on each other. Sustainable urban development concepts can shorten many everyday trips. Instead of driving, these trips can then be made on foot or by bicycle. This leads to a reduction in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. However, on the path to cross-sector linkage, there is a lack of understandable tools for pre-assessment of community-level planning provisions and for linking domain-specific models (energy, transport) for small-scale forecasting models.
In order to simulate actions to improve the settlement structure in the municipality of Bruck an der Leitha, the development of a method using a digital twin based on an open data model will be advanced. This digital twin will make it possible to develop and apply forecast models for mobility, the energy network and the building stock. The forecasting and visualization capabilities created in the project will serve as a basis for the preliminary assessment of actions on the way to a plus-energy district.