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Building archetype space heating demand and energy reference area

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Description Estimated space heating demand and energy reference area by age, building type, typology and canton (from SwissRes model)
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building-archetype-space-heating-demand-2019-02-08.csv (153 kB)
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Sources Streicher, Kai Nino, Padey, P., Parra, D., Bürer, M. C., Schneider, S., & Patel, M. K. (2019). Analysis of space heating demand in the Swiss residential building stock: Element-based bottom-up model of archetype buildings. Energy and Buildings, 184, 300–322. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2018.12.011
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Field documentation


Field Name Type (Format) Description
age number Construction period of building 1945=Before 1945, 1950=1946-1960, 1960=1961-1970, 1970=1971-1980, 1980=1981-1990, 1990=1991-2000
buildingtype string Building type MFH=Multi-family house, SFH=Single-family house
typology string Urban-rural typology based on commune level Urban, Suburban, Rural
canton string Swiss Cantons abbreviation: http://swiss-government-politics.all-about-switzerland.info/swiss-federal-states-cantons.html
era__m2 number Energy reference area (heated area) of building archetype in Swiss building stock [m2]
space_heating_demand_swiss_total__mwh number Total Swiss space heating demand for archetype [MWh]
space_heating_demand_specific__kwh_per_m2 number Specific space heating demand for archetype [kWh/m2]
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