Modelling UK domestic energy and carbon emissions: an agent-based approach


Natarajan, S., Padget, J. and Elliott, L., 2011. Modelling UK domestic energy and carbon emissions: an agent-based approach. Energy and Buildings, 43 (10), pp. 2602-2612.

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    As the debate on policy responses to climate change gathers pace, there has been an increasing focus on tools to model national scale energy use and emission characteristics of UK dwellings. This paper reviews some existing models and highlights limitations of their common underlying methodologies. We argue that a radically different, integrated, approach is required to tackle these challenges and ensure that the modelling remain robust and able to meet future demands. We suggest that Agent Based Modelling (ABM) is a suitable candidate modelling paradigm to achieve an integrated modelling framework. We also present DECarb-ABM (an ABM based implementation of an existing model, DECarb) with many of the desired properties of such an integrated framework. The new model is validated against both the existing model and historical data.


    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsNatarajan, S., Padget, J. and Elliott, L.
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    Uncontrolled Keywordsagent based modelling,stock models,residential energy,climate change
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Faculty of Science > Computer Science
    Publisher StatementNatarajan_Energy-Buildings_2011_43_10_2602.pdf: NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Energy and Buildings. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Energy and Buildings, VOL 43, ISSUE 10, October 2011, DOI 10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.05.013
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