Indo-UK Integrated Urban Model for Building Environment Energy Research (iNUMBER)
2017 - 2021
iNUMBER is a joint research programme between CEPT University, IIT Bombay, UCL and University of Oxford aimed at developing new energy models, tools and datasets for built environment energy research and municipal planning. It focuses on meeting the India/UK Newton Fund priority through research on ‘Integration of information, communication and renewable energy technologies at building, community, and city level interventions’.
iNUMBER will support India’s deep decarbonization pathway by mapping current and future energy demand reduction opportunities in the built environment. It will diagnose urban energy problems, test solutions, verify progress, and improve policy decisions utilizing state of the art monitoring, data science and analytics.
It will apply three intersecting levels of analysis, ranging from large data sets in municipalities to deeper dives into domestic buildings:
Top down data analytics to understand and benchmark data sets on buildings and municipal services.
Middle out learning and engagement to focus on the role of urban organisations and institutions.
Improving data quality from the bottom up focused on energy use at the building level using both surveys and quantitative measurement through innovative ICT technologies and applications.
The project will provide economic and social benefits to municipalities and urban planners; the building industry; utility companies, energy software companies, modellers and energy analysts; researchers and students; policymakers; and the public at large. The impact will be facilitated by active participation of key stakeholders in the case study of cities, high level policy meetings, workshops, CPD, iNUMBER open access tools, and the iNUMBER web site.