Theme: Smart City as a whole

Pitch Line: Building and districts design to minimize the mismatch between supply and demand at the hourly basis.


Zero Energy Buildings become expensive to run. The gas independency in the Dutch building sector will drastically increase the number of Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB) in The Netherlands. This will lead to a rapid growth of intermittent on-site renewable energy sources, resulting in a mismatch between supply and demand. On a large scale, this may result in severe energy grid destabilization and large price fluctuation driven by the energy supply and demand mismatch, which can cause a big increase of the operational costs of a ZEB.

ABT Energy Design Approach
ABT designs Smart Energy Buildings (SEB) which minimize the operational cost by matching the energy demand and supply at a hourly basis. We do it from an integral design approach by integrating passive & active measures, and using different technical strategies to optimize energy performance and interact with neighbouring (Smart Energy-) buildings. The optimal interaction between Smart Energy Buildings leads to the development of Smart Energy Districts (SED).

ABT designs Smart Energy District by focusing on the integration and coordination of the different forms of energy used in the building sector and transport sectors. We make use of different forms of energy storage and energy transport to cope with the variability of energy supply and demand. This integral design approach optimises the energy use of each individual building in the overall system.

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Cristina Jurado López