Design strategies for community-scale renewable energy solutions

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Abstract

The strategies, policies, and financial models for community-scale renewable energy production and distribution exist and in some cases are immediately achievable. A gap in information seems to be that the spatial and regulatory implications for implementation of community-scale renewable energy are widely unknown to the architects and developers responsible for planning these projects. This problem is two-fold: 1) even if a community is interested in pursuing a renewable energy project, very little information exists on how to achieve the goals; more detrimental is the fact that 2) most people are unaware of the possibilities for locally owned / used, community-based renewable energy production and distribution, or fearful of exploring this option due to misconceptions. This focused study explores precedents for renewable energy production and distribution in architecture and community design, specifically projects that demonstrate efficient renewable energy strategies at the community scale, in the interest of demonstrating proven methods for implementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, Conference Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Pages621-626
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture and Sustainable Development, PLEA 2011 - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Duration: Jul 13 2011Jul 15 2011

Publication series

NamePLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, Conference Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture

Other

Other27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture and Sustainable Development, PLEA 2011
CountryBelgium
CityLouvain-la-Neuve
Period7/13/117/15/11

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Iulo, L. D., Haksar, R. R., & Blumsack, S. A. (2011). Design strategies for community-scale renewable energy solutions. In PLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, Conference Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (pp. 621-626). (PLEA 2011 - Architecture and Sustainable Development, Conference Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture).