Assessment of a weather-based climate classification with building energy simulation

Giovanni Pernigotto, Andrea Gasparella, Jan L.M. Hensen

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In this research, we performed extensive building energy simulations to assess the representativeness of a methodology for climate clustering and representative climate identification, previously proposed by the authors and applied, as an example, to a dataset of more than 300 European climates. Descriptive and non-parametric statistics were exploited to discuss the suitability of the methodology for selecting a limited number of representative climates to run building energy performance analyses at European scale. While for the characterization of space heating performance all representative climates were found necessary for assessments at continental scale, simplifications were found applicable for space cooling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Simulation 2021
EditorsJelle Laverge, Dirk Saelens
Place of PublicationBrugge
PublisherInternational Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventBuilding Simulation 2021 Conference - Bruges (Belgium), Bruges, Belgium
Duration: 1 Sept 20213 Sept 2021


ConferenceBuilding Simulation 2021 Conference
Abbreviated titleBS 2021
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