Forecasting for integrated demands and carbon impacts of a precinct in the ETWW (energy, transport, waste and water) domains will allow for the assessment of policy scenarios for low carbon futures.
This CRC for Low Carbon living project has investigated gaps, synergies, alternative approaches and required research directions to achieve its goals. The aim is to seek the development of integrated tools for demand forecasting and scenario evaluation covering ETWW with identified commonalities in data requirements and model formulation. As a result of facilitated national workshops to date, researchers, project partners and industry interests have explored initial project issues, and established an approach for integrated ETWW demand forecasting and model specification, development and integration. As a result of the project’s facilitated national workshops to date (with reports communicated through the CRCLCL’s website), researchers, project partners and industry interests have explored initial project issues, and established an approach for integrated ETWW demand forecasting and model specification, development and integration. In some cases, mature and well-researched models are utilised in forecasting routines and in other cases, new approaches have been developed.
A focus of all modelling is on the household, however other land uses and activities that exists within a precinct are recognised and accommodated. The following report presents the outcomes of a sixth workshop associated with this project, hosted by Flinders University on 12th February 2016 at Flinders’ Tonsley campus, presenting the key outcomes of the workshop, summarising discussions during workshop sessions with conclusions and a synthesis of these outcomes presented for the next stages of the research progress.
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Demand estimation for services and facilities is an important component of urban development, being required for the determination of the level of provision and coverage of infrastructure and related facilities to serve the needs of present and future populations. Demands and associated cabin impacts for the domains of energy, transport, waste and water (ETWW) are significant to planning agencies, infrastructure providers and operators and private developers who all need to deliver services and resources to urban precincts.
Estimation of the demand of an urban precinct, related to Electricity, Transport, Waste and Water (ETWW), is a necessary step toward the delivery of quality living environments where daily activities can be conducted in a sustainable manner.
Impact Pathways represent specific areas of impact that CRCLCL expects to have in transforming the low carbon built environment. Our projects and activities translate across eight impact pathways, which are linked to our three integrated research programs; Integrated Building Systems, Low Carbon Precincts and Engaged Communities.