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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA

     

A sensitivity analysis to investigate urban heat island impact on building energy consumption

Sedigheh Ghiasi 1, Ulrike Passe 2, Yuyu Zhou 3, Janette Thompson 4
1 Iowa state university, United States of America
2 Iowa state university, United States of America
3 Iowa state university, United States of America
4 Iowa state university, United States of America


DOI: https://doi.org/10.26868/25222708.2021.30873
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate urban heat island (UHI) effects on building energy consumption and energy costs for dwellings in a neighbourhood of Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The innovation we present is a sensitivity analysis rather than a traditional simulation. Parameters in this analysis included building materials, trees, and two sets of weather data, which we analysed using the Urban Modelling Interface. Including the UHI effect decreased annual heating loads by 7.5% for buildings with trees present, and increased annual cooling load by 21.2 %. In naturally-ventilated buildings, UHI effects reduced annual heating load by 8.5%.
Keywords: Urban heat island, UMI, building energy consumption, simulation, sensitivity analysis
Pages: 2102 - 2108
Paper:
bs2021_30873