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Reports from Cardiff University Add New Data to Findings in Sustainability Research (An intelligent semantic system for real-time demand response management of a thermal grid)

Economics Daily Report

2020 JAN 16 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Economics Daily Report -- Investigators publish new report on Sustainability Research. According to news reporting originating from Cardiff, United Kingdom, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Demand Response’ energy management of thermal grids requires consideration of a wide range of factors at building and district level, supported by continuously calibrated simulation models that reflect real operation conditions. Moreover, cross-domain data interoperability between concepts used by the numerous hardware and software is essential, in terms of Terminology, Metadata, Meaning and Logic.”

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Cardiff University, “This paper leverages domain ontology to map and align the semantic resources that underpin building and district energy management, with a focus on the optimization of a thermal grid informed by real-time energy demand. The intelligence of the system is derived from simulation-based optimization, informed by calibrated thermal models that predict the network’s energy demand to inform (near) real-time generation.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “The paper demonstrates that the use of semantics helps alleviate the endemic energy performance gap, as validated in a real district heating network where 36% reduction on operation cost and 43% reduction on CO2 emission were observed compared to baseline operational data.”

For more information on this research see: An intelligent semantic system for real-time demand response management of a thermal grid. Sustainable Cities and Society, 2020;52():101857. Sustainable Cities and Society can be contacted at: Elsevier, Radarweg 29, 1043 Nx Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Elsevier -; Sustainable Cities and Society -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Li, Cardiff University, Bre Trust Ctr Sustainable Engn, Cardiff CF24 3AA, South Glam, United Kingdom. Additional authors for this research include Y. Rezgui and S. Kubicki.

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