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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Development of the City of London thermal comfort guidelines

Ryan Danks, Ruth Shilston, Ozkan Ender, Jayyaratnam Krishan
RWDI, United Kingdom

Abstract: The City of London has required developers to conduct assessments of how a proposed project will impact wind flows and sunlight access for many years. However, each aspect is treated in isolation and a more holistic approach was desired. Working with City staff, the authors developed guidelines defining a simulation methodology and acceptability criteria to ensure a robust and consistent assessment of the impact of new developments on overall outdoor thermal comfort. This paper presents the development of these guidelines including assessments of the appropriateness of different thermal comfort metrics and climatic data sources, city-scale simulations of thermal comfort to establish baseline conditions, and the development of the criteria defining what is and is not acceptable
Keywords: Thermal Comfort, guidelines, computational fluid dynamics, UTCI
Pages: 1373 - 1380