Modeling multiple indoor climates in historic buildings due to the effect of climate change

A.W.M. Schijndel, van, H.L. Schellen, M.H.J. Martens

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Within the new EU project ‘Climate for Culture’ researchers are investigating climate change impacts on UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Simulation results are expected to give information on the possible impact of climate change on the built cultural heritage and its indoor environment. This paper presents the current and new modeling approaches necessary for obtaining the required simulation result by: Firstly, in order to put the new developments in the right context and because we elaborate on comprehensive existing work it is important to present an overview of our current state of the art on the modeling of historic buildings. Secondly, we present an approach on how to incorporate the effect of climate change into the building models. Thirdly, we provide a preliminary method for upscaling building spatial level models onto a continental level. The latter provides maps that visualize the impact of external climate change on indoor climates of similar buildings spread over Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics - NSB 2011, Tampere, Finland, 29 May-2 June, 2011
Place of PublicationTampere
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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