Environmental benefits through Storage, Exchange of thermal energy in smart city

Abstract

The aim of this study is to look at the potential of a local sustainable energy network in a pre-existing context to develop a novel design beneficial to the environment. Nowadays, the concept of smart cities is still in the developmental phase/stage andwe are currently residing in a transitional period, therefore it is very important to discover new solutions that show direct benefits the people may get from transforming their city from a traditional to a smart city. Using experience and knowledge of successful projects in various European and non-European smart cities, this study attempts to demonstrate the practical potential of gradually moving existing cities to the level of smart cities by developing the available environmental resources. Data displays that using residual heat in a small neighborhood results in a lower annual gas consumption of at least 732. 200.00 m³, this incidentally leads to a reduction of CO₂ emission by 1,303,316 kg.