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A review of current and future weather data for building simulation

Herrera, M and Natarajan, S and Coley, DA and Kershaw, T and Ramallo-González, AP and Eames, M and Fosas, D and Wood, M (2017) A review of current and future weather data for building simulation. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 38. pp. 602-627. ISSN 0143-6244

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Abstract

This article provides the first comprehensive assessment of methods for the creation of weather variables for use in building simulation. We undertake a critical analysis of the fundamental issues and limitations of each methodology and discusses new challenges, such as how to deal with uncertainty, the urban heat island, climate change and extreme events. Proposals for the next generation of weather files for building simulation are made based on this analysis. A seven-point list of requirements for weather files is introduced and the state-of-the-art compared to this via a mapping exercise. It is found that there are various issues with all current and suggested approaches, but the two areas most requiring attention are the production of weather files for the urban landscape and files specifically designed to test buildings against the criteria of morbidity, mortality and building services system failure. Practical application: Robust weather files are key to the design of sustainable, healthy and comfortable buildings. This article provides the first comprehensive assessment of their technical requirements to ensure buildings perform well in both current and future climates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Manufacturing Systems
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 18 May 2020 20:02
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2021 05:48
DOI: 10.1177/0143624417705937