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The Zero-Energy Idea in Districts: Application of a Methodological Approach to a Case Study of Epinlieu (Mons)

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Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Mons, ERA Chair Net-Zero Energy Efficiency on City Districts, NZED Unit, Research Institute for Energy, University of Mons, Rue de l’Epargne, 567000 Mons, Belgium
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Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Mons, Rue de l’Epargne, 567000 Mons, Belgium
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University of Mons, ERA Chair (*Holder) Net-Zero Energy Efficiency on City Districts, NZED Unit, Research Institute for Energy, University of Mons, Rue de l’Epargne, 567000 Mons, Belgium
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Sustainability 2019, 11(17), 4814; https://doi.org/10.3390/su11174814
Received: 29 June 2019 / Revised: 21 August 2019 / Accepted: 22 August 2019 / Published: 3 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Urban Energy Management and Sustainable Transportation Systems)
Rapidly increasing global energy demand has raised concerns about the exhaustion of energy resources and the consequent heavy environmental impact. Improving energy efficiency in cities comprises an initial measure for addressing these phenomena. Within the current context of globalization, EU initiatives and policy targets have been proposed in order to revise urban development strategies and motivate its member states (MSes) toward “zero-energy objectives”. Providing a methodological approach with a simulation district analysis, the present article summarizes how this challenge was analyzed in an existing district in Belgium. This study contributes to the scientific discussion by analyzing the applicability of a holistic approach to zero-energy objectives on a larger scale. View Full-Text
Keywords: case study; district; energy; structure; zero case study; district; energy; structure; zero
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Koutra, S.; Pagnoule, C.; Galatoulas, N.-F.; Bagheri, A.; Waroux, T.; Becue, V.; Ioakimidis, C.S. The Zero-Energy Idea in Districts: Application of a Methodological Approach to a Case Study of Epinlieu (Mons). Sustainability 2019, 11, 4814.

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Koutra S, Pagnoule C, Galatoulas N-F, Bagheri A, Waroux T, Becue V, Ioakimidis CS. The Zero-Energy Idea in Districts: Application of a Methodological Approach to a Case Study of Epinlieu (Mons). Sustainability. 2019; 11(17):4814.

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Koutra, Sesil; Pagnoule, Claire; Galatoulas, Nikolaos-Fivos; Bagheri, Ali; Waroux, Thomas; Becue, Vincent; Ioakimidis, Christos S. 2019. "The Zero-Energy Idea in Districts: Application of a Methodological Approach to a Case Study of Epinlieu (Mons)" Sustainability 11, no. 17: 4814.

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