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Integrated Analysis of Commuters’ Energy Consumption

Röder, Daniel; Nagel, Kai

There are strong interactions between energy consumption at home, in the office, and in the traffic system. For example, workers can telecommute, saving the energy at the office and in the transport system, but on the other hand increasing energy consumption at home. As an alternative measure, making working hours less flexible and thus forcing everybody to be at the workplace at the same time reduces the energy consumption of the office building. Both measures in addition have traffic congestion consequences. This paper discusses these policies based on a simple analytical model as well as based on a simulation model which includes a sophisticated simulation of the transport system.
Published in: Procedia Computer Science, 10.1016/j.procs.2014.05.479, Elsevier