System scope and contextΒΆ

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Component

In/Output

Interface

GIS

In

csv or shp files with building id, footprint vertices and height

Metenorm

In

hourly data as epw

SIA Guidelines

In

xlsx file

EnergyPlus

Out

IDF, csv files, E+ config

EnergyPlus

In

csv, hourly energy demand

EHub

Out

csv, hourly energy demand per building

Integration with a UES Lab database should be considered. As the database, its exact purpose and technical implementation is not yet defined the CESAR core should in a first step be developed using its own data sources and data storage where needed and later be integrated with the UES Lab database. For example, the possibility of using CityGML files as building shape and characteristics input could be a direction to go.