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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


The effect of climate change on the renovation of social housing

Els Van de moortel, Delphine Ramon, Karen Allacker, Frank De Troyer
KU Leuven, Belgium

Abstract: This paper investigates the effect of climate change on a selection of renovation strategies for a social housing case study. The energy demand for heating is calculated by using the equivalent heating degree day method. The energy needed for cooling is simulated with the EPBD method complemented by ISO 52016-1. Various locations (urban versus rural, seaside versus inland) across Flanders are considered to evaluate regional effects. The results reveal that including local climate data in the simulations leads to different recommendations for the regions and that passive cooling should be included in renovation to minimise overheating in the future.
Keywords: climate change, renovation, LCA, energy simulation
Pages: 776 - 781