Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Generating future-urban weather files for building performance simulations: case studies in London

Agnese Salvati, Maria Kolokotroni
Brunel University London, United Kingdom

Abstract: Many methods to generate future weather files to run building performance simulations have been proposed. However, future weather files do not account for local urban climate modifications, such as urban heat island and may not be representative of urban buildings’ climate conditions. This study describes a methodology to include urban effects in future weather files using multiple tools: the EURO-CORDEX regional climate model data, Urban Weather Generator, the URBVENT canyon wind models and EnergyPlus. Residential buildings located in different areas of London are used to test the methodology. The results confirm the significant impact of urban context on future-urban climate conditions and urban building thermal response.
Keywords: Future-urban weather files, Urban climate, Climate change, Urban Heat Island, Urban Weather Generator
Pages: 760 - 767