Efficient summertime overheating analysis using decomposed weather files
International Building Performance Simulation Association
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Overheating within European buildings is a big problem and the building design plays a significant role in any health-related outcomes. We show that heatwaves can be extracted from historic data based on how they affect buildings, rather than how they affect the external temperature. We propose a simple way of rating heatwaves based on the severity of their effect on the internal environment.
The authors would like to thank the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for their support [Grant no: EP/M021890/1].
This is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from IBPSA via the link in this record.
15th International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference San Francisco, CA, USA, Aug. 7-9, 2017