Lecture: Business opportunities and policy challenges for the adoption of energy flexible buildings

18 June 2019 12:45 till 13:30 - Location: Fac 3ME; hall D - By: Urban Energy Institute | Add to my calendar

Lecture by Erwin Mlecnik, Professor, Management in the Built Environment, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TU Delft
Hosted by the Urban Energy Institute
Date: Tuesday 18 June 2019

Time: 12:45-13:30
Location: TU Delft, Fac. 3mE hall D

The introduction of smart electricity and heating networks requires buildings to become ‘smart grid ready’. In this framework it is expected that future buildings will be able to manage their demand and generation according to, not only local climate conditions and user needs, but also related to signals in case of limited availability or abundance of energy on the connected distribution network. While case studies prove that this is technically feasible, the adoption of such energy flexibility in buildings depends largely on social and commercial acceptance. The development of energy flexible buildings will introduce new challenges for various stakeholders, which have been researched in the framework of the IEA EBC Annex 67 Energy Flexible Buildings. This lecture identifies key opportunities and barriers experienced by stakeholders in various countries. The research results illustrate the need to develop related business models and supporting energy policy.

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