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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Assessment of a weather-based climate classification with building energy simulation

Giovanni Pernigotto 1, Andrea Gasparella 1, Jan LM Hensen 2
1 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy
2 TU Eindhoven - Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Abstract: In this research, we performed extensive building energy simulations to assess the representativeness of a methodology for climate clustering and representative climate identification, previously proposed by the authors and applied, as an example, to a dataset of more than 300 European climates. Descriptive and non-parametric statistics were exploited to discuss the suitability of the methodology for selecting a limited number of representative climates to run building energy performance analyses at European scale. While for the characterization of space heating performance all representative climates were found necessary for assessments at continental scale, simplifications were found applicable for space cooling.
Keywords: climate classification, weather, climate clustering, representative climates
Pages: 853 - 860