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A Review of Current and Future Weather Data for Building Simulation


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Herrera, M., Natarajan, S., Coley, D., Kershaw, T., Ramallo Gonzalez, A. P., Eames, M., Fosas, D. and Wood, M., 2017. A Review of Current and Future Weather Data for Building Simulation. Building Services Engineering Research & Technology

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    https://doi.org/10.1177/0143624417705937

    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.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsHerrera, M., Natarajan, S., Coley, D., Kershaw, T., Ramallo Gonzalez, A. P., Eames, M., Fosas, D. and Wood, M.
    DOI10.1177/0143624417705937
    DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Architecture & Civil Engineering
    Research CentresCentre for Doctoral Training in Decarbonisation of the Built Envinronment (dCarb)
    EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Mathematics (SAMBa)
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code55260

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