Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

K. Orehounig, A. Mahdavi, E. Doppelbauer, W. Loibl, T. Tötzer:
"The impact of climate change and local microclimatic variance on building design decision making";
Talk: IBPC 2012 - 5th International Building Physics Conference, Kyoto, Japan; 2012-05-28 - 2012-05-31; in: "Proceedings of the 5th Internaltional Building Physics Conference", IBPC organizing committee (ed.); Organizing Committee of the 5th IBPC., 1/1/Kyoto, Japan (2012), 785 - 792.

English abstract:
This paper presents the results of a recent research effort involving an actual urban development project for the city of Vienna.
The project developers requested scientifically-based information concerning future microclimatic changes in the development
area and their potential ramifications for the thermal performance of the projected buildings. To address this inquiry, simulation
models were generated to compute the buildings' thermal performance both for the current and projected climatic conditions.
Thereby, alternative building designs (specifically, various surface design options) were considered in view of their mitigation
effectiveness vis-à-vis climate change projections. The results help providing qualified evaluations of such building design

German abstract:
none - see english version

climate change, thermal building performance, building design

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