Affordable and Clean Energy

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Energy Modelling: Methods and Applications

  • Bianca Gasparetto RebelattoEmail author
  • Marcos Antonio Leite Frandoloso
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The energy modelling can be described as the process of creating or using a model that focus on energy as an economic resource (Samouilidis 1980). It consists in to capture characteristics of real systems and represents in a computer the behavior that the system would present in the same boundary conditions as in reality (Chwif and Medina 2007). In addition, energy models can have data incorporated which allows to make better decisions in the processes of buildings design and controls. Thus, energy modelling is a way to increase the performance and control an energy system.


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are part of the Agenda 2030 that aims to build a more equal, prosperous, and secure world. The seventh goal is “Affordable and clean energy” with the objective to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. In order to achieve this target, it is necessary to reduce, control, and monitor energy consumption and energy...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bianca Gasparetto Rebelatto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marcos Antonio Leite Frandoloso
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Passo FundoPasso FundoBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Matti Sommarberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Management and BusinessTampere UniversityTampereFinland