State of the Art on Sustainability Assessment of Positive Energy Districts: Methodologies, Indicators and Future Perspectives

Alberto Brunetti, Maurizio Cellura, Francesco Guarino, Marzia Traverso, Marco Ferraro, Julia Kantorovitch, Emanuela Giancola, Dorian Frieden, Joana Bastos, Rosaria Volpe, Giovanni Tumminia, Adriano Bisello, Matthias Haase, Rose Mankaa, Camilla Neumann, Xiaojin Zhang, Ivan Luque Segura, Alberto Fichera

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The concept of Positive Energy District is one of the main areas of research and extensive applications of the principles of the clean energy transition within the building sector. In the past years, the most widely accepted definitions have focused specifically on carbon neutrality, while several other aspects regarding all sustainability approaches (including environmental, social and economic perspective) were included qualitatively or to a lesser degree. This paper proposes a discussion on the state of the art of the sustainability assessment of Positive Energy Districts, by investigating environmental, social and economic sustainability applications. The three sustainability dimensions are investigated individually first, while discussing methodological insights, key performance indicators used and quantitative results, as well as in an integrated perspective. Finally, the paper describes research gaps and areas for further development on the topic.
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
Numero di pagine14
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2022

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