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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2009: 11th Conference of IBPSA

     

MODELLING CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION MEASURES TO REDUCE OVERHEATING RISK IN EXISTING DWELLINGS

Rachel Capon, Jake Hacker

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2009.1276-1283
Abstract: Overheating during hot summers is a major risk which will increase under climate change. Thermal dynamic modelling is used to compare the current overheating risk of typical residential properties in the UK with the future overheating risk for the middle decades of this century, i.e. the period 20402069. A wide range of passive and low-energy climate change adaptation measures - which could be retrofitted to existing dwellings to alleviate overheating - have been modelled and a package of adaptation measures recommended and costed. For comparison purposes, the mal-adaptation option of installing air-conditioning is also examined.
Pages: 1276 - 1283
Paper:
bs2009_1276_1283