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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Building performance simulation for the management of thermal performance risks in buildings subject to climate change

Wilde Pieter De, Wei Tian

Abstract: This paper reports on research that uses building performance simulation and uncertainty analysis to assess the risks that projected climate change poses to the thermal performance of buildings, and to their critical functions. The work takes meteorological climate change predictions as a starting point, but also takes into account developments and uncertainties in technology, occupancy, intervention and renovation, and others. Four cases are studied in depth to explore the prospects of the quantification of said climate change risks. The research concludes that quantification of the risks posed by climate change is possible, but only with many restrictive assumptions on the input side.
Pages: 254 - 261