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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA

     

Development and analysis of a metric to manage overheating risks in residential energy codes

Rasoul Asaee, Alex Ferguson, Julia Purdy, Chris Kirney
Natural Resources Canada, Canada

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2021.30692
Abstract: The objective of this study was to propose a performance compliance requirement that will reduce the risks of overheating in homes by limiting design choices that are well understood to contribute to overheating. An archetype home was generated to examine how solar gains change with glazing area, building orientation, and window solar gains. A set of housing archetypes were us ed to evaluate the impact of the overheating test on home design. The archetypes used in this analysis represent contemporary housing in eight major housing markets across Canada. The proposed performance compliance requirement will reduce the risks of overheating in homes by limiting design choices that are well understood to contribute to overheating.
Keywords: energy code, overheating risk, residential building, energy simulation, solar gain
Pages: 423 - 430
Paper:
bs2021_30692