Generating near-extreme Summer Reference Years (SRY) for building performance simulation
Jentsch, Mark F.; Eames, Matthew E.; Levermore, Geoff J.
Date: 29 May 2015
Building Services Engineering Research and Technology: an international journal
At present there is no universally accepted method for deriving near-extreme summer weather data for building performance simulation. Existing datasets such as the Design Summer Years (DSY) used in the United Kingdom (UK) to estimate summer discomfort in naturally ventilated and free running buildings have been criticised for being ...
At present there is no universally accepted method for deriving near-extreme summer weather data for building performance simulation. Existing datasets such as the Design Summer Years (DSY) used in the United Kingdom (UK) to estimate summer discomfort in naturally ventilated and free running buildings have been criticised for being inconsistent with the corresponding Test Reference Years (TRY). This paper proposes a method for generating Summer Reference Years (SRY) by adjusting the TRY of a given site with meteorological data in order to represent near-extreme conditions. It takes as the starting point that the TRY is robust, being determined on a monthly basis from the most typical months. Initial simulations for the 14 UK TRY locations show promising results for determining building overheating with the SRY.
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
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