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Integrated Urban Model for Built Environment Energy Research (iNUMBER)

Incorporate Municipal Energy Services

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Incorporate Energy Consumption in the delivery of municipal services
Leads: Mona Iyer (CEPT) and Kathryn Janda (UCL)

This WP focuses on the activities of stakeholder organisations and institutions with a primary focus on Urban Local Bodies (ULBs). This work package iscarried out with support from the municipalities, code officials, real estate developers and Urban planners. It is the main conduit for working with cities to gather their existing data (for use in WP1) and to secure sites to capture new higher resolution data. Partners include Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, Urban Management Centre, RESPONCITIES, Schneider Electric India, and Pilio Group.

Learning: WP2 builds on relationships with ULBs established by CEPT through its Performance Assessment System (PAS) project.  The PAS focus was on water and sanitation; iNUMBER extends this work to the Energy-Water nexus by incorporating electricity used for street lighting, water pumping and sanitation services.
Knowledge Exchange:  WP2 has developed methodology to assess the impact of urban characteristics such as urban form and morphology on the energy consumption in the delivery of municipal services such as: water supply, solid waste management, wastewater management and storm water management. Further, with the support from PAS the developed Energy-Water Nexus is tested in for 93 cities from the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra.Based on this understanding, simple energy & water information systems (EWIS) isco-produced to engage users and enable resource management at individual building and municipal levels. These would build on existing PAS interactive dashboards and incorporate energy data analytics from partners Schneider Electric India and Pilio Group. Building on this, the user interface development of the iNUMBER tool will be guided to ensure it is useful for and usable by ULBs.
Testing & demonstration: Using first EWIS and then the iNUMBER tools, intervention opportunities (both technical and behavioral) will be sought, to predict the impacts of the interventions and to measure outcomes from steps taken. The predicted and actual successes will be demonstrated to additional ULB groups to encourage uptake and learning. Finally, the potential for tools and procedures will be examined, extended and included in the State and National formats of city performance assessments in future.

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