Evaluating the Efficiency of Energy-scape software
Recently, researchers were focusing on integrating renewable energy (RE) within urban environment instead of integrating renewables with buildings due to the large occupies of urban areas. Urban areas have a great potential in generating sufficient amount of energy that could satisfy the needs of urban neighborhoods. Energy-scape elements are sustainable elements that integrates RE devices with landscape elements. This research focuses on analyzing the importance and efficiency of Energy-scape software through a qualitative method. The efficiency of Energy-scape web-based application will be tested using qualitative method and a site survey. The research concludes that Energy-scape software application is an effective tool for landscape designers in using Energy-scape elements, it identifies the optimum type and location of Energy-scape elements within their projects, and it calculates the impact of using Energy-scape elements in term of energy-savings and carbon emission (CO2) reduction.
Moussa, Rania Rushdy and Dewidar, Khaled, "Evaluating the Efficiency of Energy-scape software" (2019). Architectural Engineering. 21.