A Spatial Data Analysis Approach for Public Policy Simulation in Thermal Energy Transition Scenarios

  • Lina StanzelEmail author
  • Johannes Scholz
  • Franz Mauthner
Conference paper


The paper elaborates on an approach to simulate the effect of public policies regarding thermal energy transition pathways in urban communities. The paper discusses the underlying methodologies of calculating Heating Energy demand of buildings and the rationale for potential zones for thermal energy systems. In order to simulate the effects of public policies on communities the authors developed a spatial Agentbased Model, where the buildings are the main objects that are subject to change, based on a number of both technically and socio-demographic parameters. In order to fill a spatial Agentbased Model with data a number of open source and commercially available datasets need to be spatially analyzed and merged. The initial results of the spatial Agent-based Model simulation show that public policies for thermal energy transition can be simulated accordingly.


Agent-based Simulation Thermal energy transistion spatial information 


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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AEE - Institut für Nachhaltige TechnologienGleisdorfAustria
  2. 2.Graz University of TechnologyGrazAustria

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