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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Effect of Climate Change on Building Performance: the Role of Ventilative Cooling

Maurizio Cellura1, Francesco Guarino1, Sonia Longo1, Marina Mistretta2, Giovanni Tumminia1
1Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models, University of Palermo, Viale delle Scienze, Building 9, 90128 Palermo, Italy.
2Department of Heritage - Architecture - Urbanism, University of Reggio Calabria, Salita Melissari Feo di Vito, I-89124 Reggio Calabria, Italy.

Abstract: Climate Change represents a priority, due to the large variety of implications and importance that it has reached throughout the last decades. In an effort to address this global and local challenge and in order to restrict temperature rise to 2 °C over the next century, it will need to address this topic from several angles, as confirmed by the last COP meetings in Paris and in Marrakech. In this context, the paper presents the modelling and assessment of ventilative cooling applicability in the future of the Mediteranean area under the effects of climate change. Results show that natural ventilation will continue to be of paramount importance in the Mediterranean climate but its highest effectiveness will be displaced from summer to spring and autumn.
Pages: 230 - 238