Analysis of energy savings potential of building retrofitting at urban scale

Sónia Cunha

IN+, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Sónia Cunha is a researcher at IN+, Center for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research at Instituto superior Técnico (IST), in Lisbon, Portugal. She has a Master in Mechanical Engineering also from IST. Her Master Thesis focused on the study of Building energy simulation modelling under different scenarios of known data. Sónia is currently a PhD candidate of the sustainable energy Systems of the MIT Portugal Programme. She is currently part of the research at IST that is contributing for the EU funded Sharing Cities project. Her current work focuses on building energy simulation, urban models for energy consumption, energy generation, building retrofit potential and natural resources consumption.


Energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions continue to increase, and so do concerns regarding climate change and energy security. Increasing energy efficiency is viewed as way to counteract these trends, particularly in... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Sónia Cunha (IN+, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)
  2. Claudia Sousa Monteiro (IN+, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)
  3. Andre Pina (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)

Topic Areas

• Resilience and planning , • Decision support methods and tools , • Sustainable urban systems


MS-9 » Urban metabolism and infrastructure systems (11:45 - Monday, 26th June, Room F)

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