CI-NERGY

The IPESE group is involved in the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) project named CI-NERGY. The aim of this European project is to train young scientists in model and software development for simulation, optimization and decision support in the field of urban energy systems, taking into account the inter-disciplinary dimension.

The CI-NERGY project brings together 6 research institutes and 4 industrial partners, each of which is hosting at least one researcher from the project. In total, 14 young scientists (11 PhD and 3 experienced researchers) are carrying out research in different subfields of urban energy systems such as building physics, network design and operation, 3D geographic information systems, multi-scale modelling, energy supply optimisation, user behaviour, energy conversion technologies, storage and demand-response management in buildings. Both heat and electricity demand is in the scope of this research project.

More information can be found on the projects web-page : http://ci-nergy.eu/

Contacts: Nils Schüler, Jean-Loup Robineau

Project-related publications

Interactive Optimization With Parallel Coordinates: Exploring Multidimensional Spaces for Decision Support

S. Cajot; N. Schüler; M. Peter; A. Koch; F. Maréchal 

Frontiers in ICT. 2019-01-14. Vol. 5, num. 32. DOI : 10.3389/fict.2018.00032.

A planning support system using interactive optimization

N. Schüler; S. Cajot 

Urban Energy Systems for Low-Carbon Cities; Academic Press, 2019-01-01. p. 51-78.

Urban energy system planning: Overview and main challenges

S. Cajot; N. Schüler 

Urban Energy Systems for Low-Carbon Cities; Academic Press, 2019-01-01. p. 19-49.

Application of the planning support system URBio

N. Schüler; S. Cajot 

Urban Energy Systems for Low-Carbon Cities; Academic Press, 2019-01-01. p. 415-445.

Linking interactive optimization for urban planning with a semantic 3D city model

N. Schüler; G. Agugiaro; S. Cajot; F. Maréchal 

2018. ISPRS TC IV Mid-term Symposium “3D Spatial Information Science – The Engine of Change” (Volume IV-4), Delft, The Netherlands, October 1 - 5, 2018. p. 179-186. DOI : 10.5194/isprs-annals-IV-4-179-2018.

The optimum is not the goal: Capturing the decision space for the planning of new neighborhoods

N. Schüler; S. Cajot; M. Peter; J. Page; F. Maréchal 

Frontiers in Built Environment. 2018. DOI : 10.3389/fbuil.2017.00076.

Defining density and land uses under energy performance targets at the early stage of urban planning processes

S. Hsieh; N. Schüler; Z. Shi; J. A. Fonseca; F. Maréchal et al. 

2017. CISBAT, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 6-8, 2017. p. 301-306. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.326.

Interactive optimization for the planning of urban systems

S. Cajot; N. Schüler; M. Peter; A. Koch; F. Maréchal 

2017. CISBAT, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 6-8, 2017. p. 445-450. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.07.383.

Multicriteria Decisions in Urban Energy System Planning: A Review

S. Cajot; A. Mirakyan; A. Koch; F. Maréchal 

Frontiers in Energy Research. 2017. Vol. 5. DOI : 10.3389/fenrg.2017.00010.

Obstacles in energy planning at the urban scale

S. Cajot; M. Peter; J. -M. Bahu; F. Guignet; A. Koch et al. 

Sustainable Cities And Society. 2017. Vol. 30, p. 223-236. DOI : 10.1016/j.scs.2017.02.003.

A method for taking into account seasonal storage in a district energy system optimisation problem

J-L. S. Robineau; J. Page; F. Maréchal 

2016. 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling, Seoul, Republic of Korea (South Korea), September 4-7, 2016.

Establishing links for the planning of sustainable districts

S. Cajot; N. Schüler; M. Peter; J. Page; A. Koch et al. 

2016. Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Regional Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, June 13-17, 2016. p. 760. DOI : 10.3218/3774-6_82.

Energy Planning in the Urban Context: Challenges and Perspectives

S. Cajot; F. Maréchal 

2015. 6th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC), Torino, Italy, June 14-17, 2015. p. 3366-3371. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.752.

Heat demand estimation for different building types at regional scale considering building parameters and urban topography

N. Schüler; A. Mastrucci; A. Bertrand; J. Page; F. Maréchal 

2015. 6th International Building Physics Conference, Torino, Italy, June 14-17, 2015. p. 3403-3409. DOI : 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.758.

A solid thermal storage model for the optimization of buildings operation strategy

S. Fazlollahi; N. Schüler; F. Maréchal 

Energy. 2015. Vol. 88, p. 209-222. DOI : 10.1016/j.energy.2015.04.085.