Simulating and mapping future energy demands for European buildings

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

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Abstract

In this paper we present simulated results for recent past (RP), near future 2020-2050 (NF) and far future 2070-2100 (FF) energy demands for European buildings. It is new combination of three recent developments: Firstly, the simulation and mapping of building performance indicators based on European weather stations. Secondly, a multi zone energy model, representing a wide range of buildingss. The latter consists of 16 different building zone types equal to all combinations of 4 levels of buildings construction and 4 levels of climate control. Thirdly, the availability of hourly based, EU wide, external future A1B climate files from the EU FP7 Climate for Culture project. We used 7 performance indicators: (1) mean indoor temperature; (2) mean indoor relative humidity; (3) mean heating demand; (4) mean cooling demand; (5) mean humidification demand; (6) mean dehumidification demand; (7) total energy demand to produce EU maps for 16 building types and five 30 year time periods: RP, NF, FF, NF-RP and FF-RP. This gives in total 560 maps. The most important results are included in this preliminary paper.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationClimate for Culture : Final Expert Meeting July 7-8 2014, Munich, Germany
Pages1-57
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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