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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2022: 6th Conference of IBPSA-England


The impact of built environment on thermal comfort in informal settlements. The case of José Carlos Mariátegui, Lima, Perú.

Martin Wieser 1, Marion Verdiere 1, Pamela Fennell 2
1 Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú PUCP, Lima
2University College London UCL, London

Abstract: Building energy simulation is little used in Lima, Perú where the generally mild climate means little energy is used for space heating and cooling. This study is the first attempt to explore thermal comfort for marginalised communities living in self-built accommodation and finds a significant thermal comfort gap largely driven by inadequacies in building materials. To carry out the necessary measurements, a meteorological station and 15 data loggers were installed in 3 archetypes identified in the study neighbourhood. The clear link between building materials and internal conditions suggests an important role for urban building energy simulation to enable communities with severely constrained resources to explore the impact of different interventions.
Keywords: thermal performance, thermal monitoring, informal settlements