Conference Editor

Jianshun Zhang; Edward Bogucz; Cliff Davidson; Elizabeth Krietmeyer

Keywords:

Heat waves, Passive survivability, Energy Simulation, Thermal Comfort

Location

Syracuse, NY

Event Website

http://ibpc2018.org/

Start Date

24-9-2018 10:30 AM

End Date

24-9-2018 12:00 PM

Description

The increased frequency of heat waves around the world has prompted numerous studies to improve building resilience and maintain thermal comfort in the face of extreme conditions. However, previous studies rely on the assumption of steady-state conditions, including external temperature, which limits real-world applicability, demanding a more practical perspective. This paper presents the use of recorded heat wave temperatures for a specified location to simulate the effect of extreme temperatures on the interior temperature of buildings when air conditioning is not used. The objective of this study is to determine how a building becomes uninhabitable during extreme heat and to effectively compare the changes in internal temperature of different building types during heat waves and standard climatic conditions. Residential buildings were modeled using OpenStudio and simulated using EnergyPlus 8.7.0. for modified weather data files using recorded historical heat wave events. The results obtained provide a method for dynamic simulation of extreme events, establish a framework for policies supporting passive survivability in construction and consequently, reduce heatrelated mortality.

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DOI

https://doi.org/10.14305/ibpc.2018.ms-1.06

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Sep 24th, 10:30 AM Sep 24th, 12:00 PM

Passive Survivability in Residential Buildings during Heat Waves under Dynamic Exterior Conditions

Syracuse, NY

The increased frequency of heat waves around the world has prompted numerous studies to improve building resilience and maintain thermal comfort in the face of extreme conditions. However, previous studies rely on the assumption of steady-state conditions, including external temperature, which limits real-world applicability, demanding a more practical perspective. This paper presents the use of recorded heat wave temperatures for a specified location to simulate the effect of extreme temperatures on the interior temperature of buildings when air conditioning is not used. The objective of this study is to determine how a building becomes uninhabitable during extreme heat and to effectively compare the changes in internal temperature of different building types during heat waves and standard climatic conditions. Residential buildings were modeled using OpenStudio and simulated using EnergyPlus 8.7.0. for modified weather data files using recorded historical heat wave events. The results obtained provide a method for dynamic simulation of extreme events, establish a framework for policies supporting passive survivability in construction and consequently, reduce heatrelated mortality.

https://surface.syr.edu/ibpc/2018/MS1/6

 

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