Positive Energy Blocks (PEBs) is a paradigm useful in the transition to a low carbon economy. This novel approach makes use the collective ownership of renewable energy generation and storage system to optimise their use. In addition to the networking of devices, PEBs also require a suite of managerial systems that can be used to integrate data with the network. One possible solution to this integration is by using Blockchain technology, which has the potential to resolve several issues in data management, security, and community integration. However, the use of Blockchains within PEBs has not been fully engineered or tested, and this paper presents the results of an exploration into possible solutions. The methods adopted in this research are descriptive and exploratory approaches in modelling a network of PEBs. This research points out how Blockchain technology would be used in the organisation process within a network of PEBs and would be useful for academics and professionals interested in delivering a new generation of buildings and services and in promoting collaborations.
Sibilla, MaurizioBlumberg, George
School of the Built Environment
Year of publication: 2021Date of RADAR deposit: 2021-07-05