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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Efficient Summertime Overheating Analysis Using Decomposed Weather Files

Michael Wood1, Matthew Eames1
1College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK

Abstract: Overheating within European buildings is a big problem and the building design plays a significant role in any health-related outcomes We show that heatwaves can be extracted from historic data based on how they affect buildings, rather than how they affect the external temperature. We propose a simple way of rating heatwaves based on the severity of their effect on the internal environment.
Pages: 355 - 362