Investigating the impacts of a changing climate on the risk of overheating and energy performance for a UK retirement village adapted to the nZEB standards

Bahadori-Jahromi, Ali ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0405-7146, Salem, Radwa and Mylona, Anastasia (2019) Investigating the impacts of a changing climate on the risk of overheating and energy performance for a UK retirement village adapted to the nZEB standards. Building Services Engineering Research and Technology, 40 (4). pp. 470-491. ISSN 0143-6244

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Abstract

The death toll of the 2003 heat wave in Europe exceeded 35 000 heat related deaths. The elderly population were the most affected. The current paradigm within the construction industry in cold-dominant countries is to design/retrofit buildings with high levels of insulation. Whilst thermal comfort may be reached during colder months with this approach, the risk of overheating can be increased during hotter months.
This paper aims to examine the impacts of a changing climate on the risk of overheating and energy performance for a UK retirement village. For this study the buildings within the retirement village will be designed to reach the nearly zero energy building (nZEB) standard. Consequently, the risk of overheating of the buildings within the retirement village as they currently stand and as nZEBs will be investigated under current and future climatic conditions. The analysis is carried out using Thermal Analysis Simulation software (TAS, EDSL). Combined heat and power (CHP) and combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) will be investigated as mitigating strategies with regards to overheating. The results of this study do not undermine the importance of continuing to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings but rather highlight that the approach undertaken should be reconsidered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2019, © SAGE Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building energy consumption, Building energy efficiency, Building energy retrofit measures, Building energy simulation
Subjects: Construction and engineering > Civil and environmental engineering
Construction and engineering > Built environment
Construction and engineering
Depositing User: ALI BAHADORI-JAHROMI
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 17:27
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 14:49
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5889

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