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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2016: 3rd Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea

     

MODIFICATION OF WEATHER DATASETS FOR EVALUATING THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF CLIMATE-ADAPTIVE BUILDING ENVELOPES

H. Kim, M. Shin, S. Do, M. Clayton

Abstract: This work presents a new methodology that uses modified weather data to evaluate the performance of climate-adaptive building envelopes. Current building energy simulation tools only support evaluations of the performance of 2D moveable shading, such as venetian blinds and screens. To address this limitation, we created modified weather data based on the amount of solar radiation that reaches a window's surface through its shading device. This modified weather data can be used to simulate the performance of the building without shading; the hypothesis is that the reduced solar radiation in modified weather data has a similar effect to the shading device. In this research, six fixed-shading cases were tested with six modified weather files to present the usefulness of the algorithm when evaluating the performance of a climate-adaptive building envelope. The results indicate that the pattern of indoor temperature profiles is fairly close in all cases, confirming the algorithm's plausibility.
Keywords: Solar Radiation, Weather Data Creation, Climate Adaptive Building, Building Energy Simulation, EnergyPlus
Paper:
asim2016_289