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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2012: 1st Conference of IBPSA-England


What Guidance Will Building Modellers Require for Integrating Future Climates Into Building Performance Simulation?

Maria Shamash, Dr Anastasia Mylona, Gerry Metcalf

Abstract: We need to simulate building proposals in future weather conditions because the climate is changing. This increases the complexity of decision-making for the designers and building modeller. For instance, the latest climate projections for the UK (UKCP09 from UK Climate Projections, 2009) are probabilistic having large numbers of associated weather files. This paper reviews approaches to using future weather data including running multiple simulations and post-processing, narrowing the choice of files using a framework for selection, and using building unique functions. The paper finds that a framework may be beneficial and suggests the investigation of climate data prior to simulation.
Pages: 253 - 260