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Integrated ETWW demand forecasting and scenario planning for precincts (ETWW: energy, transport, waste and water)

Low carbon cities Cities and towns Green infrastructure Urban planning Australia
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Abstract: The new Low Carbon Living CRC has a major research program in low carbon precincts, concerning with the planning, design and retrofitting of urban precincts in Australia cities for a low carbon future. An initial research project in this program is on the development of an integrated demand forecasting tool for precinct infrastructure and services. Demand forecasting is currently undertaken separately in each of the service domains, but the CRC provides a unique opportunity for the integration of the forecasting. The project will develop a shared platform for integrated ETWW (energy, transport, waste and water) demand forecasting and scenario planning for ETWW under low carbon futures, focussing on gaps, synergies, alternative approaches and required research directions. Its aim is to seek the development of integrated tools for demand forecasting and scenario evaluation covering ETWW with identified commonalities in data requirements and model formulation, and interactions between the domains (e.g. in energy and transport, water and energy, and waste and transport, etc). It is developing and testing an integrated framework for simultaneous demand forecasting for all four ETWW domains. A method for including the impacts of household behaviour change in demand forecasting will be a major component of the framework. In this way overall carbon impacts of urban developments or redevelopments can be assessed effectively and efficiently.

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