Dataset for "Towards Active Buildings: rating grid-servicing buildings"

Dataset for the journal paper "Towards Active Buildings: rating grid-servicing buildings", which describes the simulations for the 20 case study buildings. The simulation inputs describe the intended characteristics as part of the early design stage process, and the outputs the performance metrics under the rating system introduced in the journal paper, called the ABCode1. Such outputs rate the relative merits of each case study in terms of embodied carbon, energy requirements, energy generation and energy flexibility.


Cite this dataset as:
Fosas, D., Nikolaidou, E., Roberts, M., Allen, S., Walker, I., Coley, D., 2020. Dataset for "Towards Active Buildings: rating grid-servicing buildings". Bath: University of Bath Research Data Archive. Available from:


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Daniel Fosas
University of Bath

Elli Nikolaidou
University of Bath

Matt Roberts
University of Bath

Stephen Allen
University of Bath

Ian Walker
University of Bath

David Coley
University of Bath


University of Bath
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Data collection method:

The simulation outputs have been generated using the inputs included in the dataset, which were then simulated in David Coley’s ZEBRA and then evaluated with the rating system proposed in the journal publication as part of ABCode1.

Technical details and requirements:

The files are in the original Excel xlsx file (Microsoft Office 365), but it may be viewed by any other spread sheet tools such as LibreOffice's Calc.


Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

The Active Building Centre Research Programme

Publication details

Publication date: 11 November 2020
by: University of Bath

Version: 1


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Related papers and books

Fosas, D., Nikolaidou, E., Roberts, M., Allen, S., Walker, I., and Coley, D., 2020. Towards active buildings: Rating grid-servicing buildings. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 42(2), 129-155. Available from:

Nikolaidou, E., Fosas, D., Roberts, M., Allen, S., Coley, D., and Walker, I., 2020. Buildings as energy infrastructure, not passive consumers: A white paper on behalf of the Active Building Centre Research Programme. Swansea: University of Swansea. Available from:

Contact information

Please contact the Research Data Service in the first instance for all matters concerning this item.

Contact person: Daniel Fosas


Faculty of Engineering & Design
Architecture & Civil Engineering

Research Centres & Institutes
Centre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Environment (dCarb)
Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn)
Centre for Innovative Construction Materials (CICM)