Energy sharing boundaries integrating buildings and vehicles tangled in spatial and temporal changes

Soowon Chang, Takahiro Yoshida, Robert Brent Binder, Yoshiki Yamagata, Daniel Castro-Lacouture

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Abstract

Technical advancements such as building-integrated renewable systems and autonomous vehicles (AVs) require existing electricity grids to be transformed into adaptable microgrids considering future energy supply and demand. Interactions between energy demanders and suppliers should be predicted to quickly respond and adapt to future demands or uncertain events. However, communities consisting of buildings, transports, and people are complex and their interactions are difficult to be recognized. This research investigates the interactions among elements in communities featuring AVs and solar photovoltaics (PV)-integrated buildings. A framework for establishing smart energy networks that can be adjustable spatially and temporally is developed by communicating buildings and vehicles. The methodology is tested in buildings and road networks in Kyojima 1, North Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. Existing energy demands and transportation systems are reviewed to establish future scenarios for applying AVs and solar PV buildings. The scenarios are analyzed using community clustering and Voronoi diagram algorithms, in which sustainable community boundaries are examined using prediction data from parametric energy modeling and spatial network analysis. The framework can support decision-making for future community boundaries, thereby distributing energy securely and efficiently. This research will also contribute to preparing communities to share energy information and to achieve resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2020
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructure Systems and Sustainability - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020
EditorsMounir El Asmar, Pingbo Tang, David Grau
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages434-443
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780784482858
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventConstruction Research Congress 2020: Infrastructure Systems and Sustainability - Tempe, United States
Duration: 2020 Mar 82020 Mar 10

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2020: Infrastructure Systems and Sustainability - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2020

Conference

ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2020: Infrastructure Systems and Sustainability
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityTempe
Period20/3/820/3/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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