Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2017: 15th Conference of IBPSA


Climate Change and Its Impact on Building Energy Consumption in Office Building of Different Climate Zones in China

Jingjing An1, Da Yan1, Ying Cui1, Chan Xiao2
1School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China
2China Meteorological Administration, China

Abstract: In this study, ten cities from different climate zones in China were selected to analyse the impact of climate change on building energy consumption in offices. We obtained real historical climatic data of 1960-2014 (19602013 for Xi’an) and future climate prediction from the simulation results of the regional climate model (RCM) under two representative concentration pathways (RCPs) (i.e., the high-level RCP8.5 and mid-level RCP4.5). Climate changes rapidly, and its variation may not be the same during different periods, which also leads to disparate heating/cooling loads in buildings. In this study, we found that the variation of building loads ranges from 40% to 400% in different cities under climate change. We should draw more attentions about climate change and its likely impact on building energy, guiding the future building and HVAC system design.
Pages: 1614 - 1621