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Climate change sensitivity of comfort and energy performance criteria for offices

Roetzel, Astrid and Tsangrassoulis, Aris 2011, Climate change sensitivity of comfort and energy performance criteria for offices, in ANZAScA 2011 : From principles to practice in architectural science: Proceedings of the 45th Annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association, ANZAScA, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 1-8.

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Title Climate change sensitivity of comfort and energy performance criteria for offices
Author(s) Roetzel, AstridORCID iD for Roetzel, Astrid orcid.org/0000-0003-3243-7744
Tsangrassoulis, Aris
Conference name Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association. Conference (45th : 2011 : Sydney, N. S. W.)
Conference location Sydney, N. S. W.
Conference dates 17-19 Nov. 2011
Title of proceedings ANZAScA 2011 : From principles to practice in architectural science: Proceedings of the 45th Annual conference of the Australian and New Zealand Architectural Science Association
Editor(s) Hyde, R.
Hayman, S.
Cabrera, D.
Publication date 2011
Conference series Australia and New Zealand Architectural Science Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 8
Total pages 8
Publisher ANZAScA
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) climate change scenarios
thermal comfort
energy performance
occupants
Summary The climate change scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predict a significant increase in temperatures over the next decades. Architecture and building occupants have to respond to this change, but little information is currently available in how far the predicted changes are likely to affect comfort and energy performance in buildings. This study therefore investigates the climate change sensitivity of the following parameters: adaptive thermal comfort according to Ashrae Standard 55 and EN 15251, energy consumption, heating and cooling loads, and length of heating and cooling periods. The study is based on parametric simulations of typical office room configurations in the context of Athens, Greece. They refer to different building design priorities and account for different occupant behaviour by using an ideal and worst case scenario. To evaluate the impact of the climate change, simulations are compared based on a common standard weather data set for Athens, and a generated climate change data set for the IPCC A2 scenario. The results show a significant impact of the climate change on all investigated parameters. They also indicate that in this context the optimisation of comfort and energy performance is likely to be related to finding the best possible balance between building (design) and occupant behaviour and other contextual influences, rather than a straightforward optimisation of separated single parameters.
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ISBN 9780958122139
Language eng
Field of Research 120104 Architectural Science and Technology (incl Acoustics, Lighting, Structure and Ecologically Sustainable Design)
Socio Economic Objective 960399 Climate and Climate Change not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2011, ANZAScA
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