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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2016: 6th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


Exploring the implications of variance in urban microclimate for buildings’ energy performance: a simulation based approach

K. Kiesel, M. Vuckovic, A. Mahdavi

Abstract: The present contribution focuses on assessing the impact of site-specific weather information on thermal performance of buildings. Firstly, microclimatic circumstances for a number of locations within the city of Vienna were analysed. Using this site-specific weather information as boundary conditions, a representative number of buildings was made subject to systematic thermal performance simulations. The computed performance indicators were then analyzed across all locations. Additionally, the results were further compared to performance indicators derived from simulations based on the standardized weather data commonly used for Vienna. The results point towards a significant location dependent performance of the buildings.
Pages: 429 - 434