Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


The feasibility of natural ventilative cooling in an office building in a Flemish urban context and the impact of climate change

Joost Declercq 1, Delphine Ramon 2, Fabrice Derny 3, Karen Allacker 2
1 archipelago architects, Belgium
2 KU Leuven, Belgium
3 MATRIciel, Belgium

Abstract: This paper discusses the possibility of gradually developing a natural ventilative cooling strategy for an inner-city office building with quantitative assessment tools, based on an actual design trajectory for an architectural office in Flanders (BE). The feasibility of natural ventilative cooling and the impact of the urban heat island effect and climate change are explored, by implementing high-resolution current and future climate model data in each assessment step.
Keywords: ventilative cooling, office building, belgium, climate change scenario, urban
Pages: 910 - 917