Estimating Energy Demand for Every Building in Boston

Christoph Reinhart, ( associate professor of architecture, and Carlos Cerezo, a PhD student in the Building Technology Program, together with their Sustainable Design Lab ( colleagues, have developed a citywide urban building energy model of unprecedented scale and spatio-temporal detail. The model estimates the gas and electricity demand of every building in Boston — nearly 100,000 total — for every hour of every day of the year. The model was announced this month by the City of Boston and the Boston Redevelopment Authority as an integral part of the ‪Boston Community ‪Energy Study. ( more at MIT News. (