Planning for a Low Carbon Future? Comparing Heat Pumps and Cogeneration as the Energy System Options for a New Residential Area

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dc.contributor Aalto University en Heinonen, Jukka Laine, Jani Pluuman, Karoliina Säynäjoki, Eeva-Sofia Soukka, Risto Junnila, Seppo 2017-05-11T08:27:21Z 2017-05-11T08:27:21Z 2015
dc.identifier.citation Heinonen , J , Laine , J , Pluuman , K , Säynäjoki , E-S , Soukka , R & Junnila , S 2015 , ' Planning for a Low Carbon Future? Comparing Heat Pumps and Cogeneration as the Energy System Options for a New Residential Area ' ENERGIES , vol 8 , no. 9 , pp. 9137-9154 . DOI: 10.3390/en8099137 en
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dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to compare, from an urban planning perspective, the choice between combined heat and power (CHP) and a ground-source heat pump (HP) as the energy systems of a new residential area in the light of the uncertainty related to the assessments. There has been a strong push globally for CHP due to its climate mitigation potential compared to separate production, and consequently it is often prioritized in planning without questioning. However, the uncertainties in assessing the emissions from CHP and alternative options in a certain planning situation make it very difficult to give robust decision guidelines. In addition, even the order of magnitude of the climate impact of a certain plan is actually difficult to assess robustly. With a case study of the new residential development of Härmälänranta in Tampere, Finland, we show how strongly the uncertainties related to (1) utilizing average or marginal electricity as the reference; (2) assigning emissions intensities for the production; and (3) allocating the emissions from CHP to heat and electricity affect the results and lead to varying decision guidelines. We also depict how a rather rarely utilized method in assigning the emissions from CHP is the most robust for planning support. en
dc.format.extent 9137-9154
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries ENERGIES en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 8, issue 9 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 212 Civil and construction engineering en
dc.subject.other 222 Other engineering and technologies en
dc.subject.other 513 Law en
dc.subject.other 520 Other social sciences en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.subject.other 1171 Geosciences en
dc.title Planning for a Low Carbon Future? Comparing Heat Pumps and Cogeneration as the Energy System Options for a New Residential Area en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Real Estate, Planning and Geoinformatics en
dc.contributor.department Department of Built Environment en
dc.subject.keyword CHP
dc.subject.keyword cogeneration
dc.subject.keyword combined heat and power
dc.subject.keyword district heat
dc.subject.keyword energy system
dc.subject.keyword GHG
dc.subject.keyword greenhouse gas
dc.subject.keyword heat pump
dc.subject.keyword marginal production
dc.subject.keyword REB
dc.subject.keyword urban planning
dc.subject.keyword 212 Civil and construction engineering
dc.subject.keyword 222 Other engineering and technologies
dc.subject.keyword 513 Law
dc.subject.keyword 520 Other social sciences
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.subject.keyword 1171 Geosciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705113994
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/en8099137
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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