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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


The impact of a high-end climate change scenario on the energy consumption of a Flemish office building

Delphine Ramon, Karen Allacker
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering Science, KU Leuven, Belgium

Abstract: It is expected that the energy performance of buildings will be strongly influenced by climate change. In this paper, the energy use of a Flemish office building at the end of the 21st century is investigated for an RCP 8.5 climate change scenario. The building is evaluated for various locations in Flanders to investigate the location influence on the energy performance. Results show a decrease of the heating demand by approximately 15-18% and an increase of the cooling demand of approximately 57-80% depending on the location.
Keywords: Climate change, Operational Energy, Building energy simulation, Climate model, HVAC
Pages: 719 - 720