The video “City Sensing – Feel the city” which presents a Buildings dashboard for urban energy management, describes the ongoing scientific work developed under the SusCity Project within the MIT Portugal program and was shown at the Post-internet Cities Conference.

The project is focused on developing and integrating new tools and services to increase urban resource efficiency with minimum environmental impacts, while contributing to promote economic development and preserving the actual levels of reliability. The goal is to advance the science of urban systems modeling and data representation supported by urban “big data” collection and processing. Additionally, the project aims to enable and demonstrate a suite of new services that explore economic opportunities associated with the transition to sustainable urban systems.

Different data-driven analysis resulted in a dynamic Buildings Dashboard of an urban area in Lisbon which are presented in this video. The energy consumption of a typical summer day with a 15 minutes timestep is illustrated, allowing the spatial visualization of electricity consumption of residential and non-residential buildings. Moreover, the solar energy potential along the day is estimated in order to enhance the energy production from integrated solar active systems installed in the building rooftops. Finally, the energy balance between the potential electricity production and consumption is proposed, highlighting the periods of the day where buildings can be importing or exporting electricity to and from the grid.

More information about the SusCity Project is available in

Watch the video here.

Claudia e AndréAndré Pina e Cláudia Sousa Monteiro, both Suscity researchers, at the Post-Internet Cities Conferencee