Together with the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) we started ECOPLAN on September 2, 2013.
While many tools exist to support the design of energy efficient buildings and city-wide energy infrastructure there is a clear need for tools capable of providing support in developing integrated and holistic energy strategies at the neighbourhood scale that also consider the local topology and the specific financial and legal conditions. ECOPLAN fulfills this need by evaluating the impact of different energy efficiency measure sets on a given neighbourhood and finds optimized scenarios in terms of environment impact (carbon footprint, etc.) and financial impact (investment costs, etc.). ECOPLAN can be used to develop neighbourhood energy strategies, review existing ones or ensure the alignment of individual initiatives with the neighbourhood overall energy strategy.