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A Methodology for Assembling Future Weather Files Including Heatwaves for Building Thermal Simulations from the European Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (EURO-CORDEX) Climate Data

Anaïs Machard (), Christian Inard (), Jean-Marie Alessandrini (), Charles Pelé () and Jacques Ribéron ()
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Anaïs Machard: Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Ingénieur pour l’Environnement (LASIE, UMR CNRMS 7356), La Rochelle Université, 23 Avenue Albert Einstein, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Christian Inard: Laboratoire des Sciences de l’Ingénieur pour l’Environnement (LASIE, UMR CNRMS 7356), La Rochelle Université, 23 Avenue Albert Einstein, 17000 La Rochelle, France
Jean-Marie Alessandrini: Département Energie et Environnement, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), 84 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Champs-sur-Marne, 77447 Marne-la-Vallée CEDEX 2, France
Charles Pelé: Département Energie et Environnement, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), 84 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Champs-sur-Marne, 77447 Marne-la-Vallée CEDEX 2, France
Jacques Ribéron: Département Santé et Confort, Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), 84 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Champs-sur-Marne, 77447 Marne-la-Vallée CEDEX 2, France

Energies, 2020, vol. 13, issue 13, 1-34

Abstract: With increasing mean and extreme temperatures due to climate change, it becomes necessary to use—not only future typical conditions—but future heatwaves in building thermal simulations as well. Future typical weather files are widespread, but few researchers have put together methodologies to reproduce future extreme conditions. Furthermore, climate uncertainties need to be considered and it is often difficult due to the lack of data accessibility. In this article, we propose a methodology to re-assemble future weather files—ready-to-use for building simulations—using data from the European Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (EURO-CORDEX) dynamically downscaled regional climate multi-year projections. It is the first time that this database is used to assemble weather files for building simulations because of its recent availability. Two types of future weather files are produced: typical weather years (TWY) and heatwave events (HWE). Combined together, they can be used to fully assess building resilience to overheating in future climate conditions. A case study building in Paris is modelled to compare the impact of the different weather files on the indoor operative temperature of the building. The results confirm that it is better to use multiple types of future weather files, climate models, and or scenarios to fully grasp climate projection uncertainties.

Keywords: climate change; climate data; future weather files; heatwaves; regional climate models; climate uncertainties; EURO-CORDEX; multi-year projections; building simulation; overheating risk; thermal comfort; heat stress (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q4 Q40 Q41 Q42 Q43 Q47 Q48 Q49 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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