TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 1
Research and Experimentation

Towards energy optimized cities

Ali Hainoun
Center for Energy Sustainable Buildings and Cities AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH Giefinggasse 2 | 1210 Vienna | Austria M +43 664 88256132
Ghazal Etminan
Sustainable Buildings and Cities Center for Energy AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 1

Published 2018-04-09


  • Sustainable urban development,
  • Bottom-up approach,
  • Development scenarios,
  • Energy services

How to Cite

Hainoun, A., & Etminan, G. (2018). Towards energy optimized cities. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (1), 68–72.


This work deals with the application of a bottom-up and scenario-based approach to analyse the future urban energy development. For this purpose, consistent scenarios of long term socio-economic, technological and demographic developments of the considered urban area are prepared. The key development parameters focus on technology and infrastructure transformation related to EE improvement and electrification in all consumption sectors, including the shifts in mobility modes and lifestyle changes driven by financial incentives and environmental awareness. The concept systematically relates the specific energy needs for producing various services and commodities to the social, economic and technological factors that affect the demand for a particular fuel.