Energy Saving Trust is working with the UCL Energy Institute and partners and to develop the ‘Stakeholder Interactive City Energy Demand Simulator’ (SiCEDS). Funded by Innovate UK, this tool will stimulate the development of effective sustainable energy systems in cities.
SiCEDS will allow stakeholders to see their city like never before, giving unprecedented insight into the potential for energy interventions at the touch of a button. Through facilitated, collaborative planning sessions we will transform city stakeholders ideas into early feasibility studies and business cases.
Energy Saving Trust is currently working with Birmingham and Exeter City Councils to develop and demonstrate the tool towards the end of 2016. The tool will be available to cities across the UK from early 2017.
With SiCEDS, the Energy Saving Trust will lift projects off the drawing board and allow rapid evaluation of options using common indicators covering health, fuel poverty, air quality, cost and energy impacts.
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