Spatial variations in overheating risk of dwellings under a changing climate: a case study of Sheffield, UK

Chunde Liu, David Coley

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Abstract

As the climate warms, the frequency and scale of extremely hot events are likely to increase. This study predicts overheating risk for the city of Sheffield, UK at a spatial resolution of 5km when the diurnal Urban Heat Island effect is included. Local Hot Summer Years for current and future years are introduced based on the outputs from the UK Climate Projections weather generator. It is found that overheating risk in the urban sites is higher than the adjacent sites and the discrepancy increases with changing climate. Therefore, it is suggested that in general overheating risk is calculated at a high spatial resolution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference of IBPSA - Building Simulation 2015, BS 2015, Conference Proceedings
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association
Pages1024-1031
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015 - Hyderabad, India
Duration: 7 Dec 20159 Dec 2015

Conference

Conference14th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, BS 2015
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityHyderabad
Period7/12/159/12/15

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