How will climate alter efficiency objectives? Simulated impact of using recent versus historic European weather data for the cost-optimal design of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs)
Buildings; Energy Analysis; Simulation; Energy Efficiency; Zero Energy Homes
Achieving "nearly zero energy buildings" (NZEB) has been established as a vital objective over the next decade within the European Union (EU) [1,2]. Previous work has shown that a series of very cost-effective thermal efficiency measures, equipment, appliance and renewable energy choices are available across climates to reach the NZEB objective. Resulting detailed energy and economic optimization findings have been obtained and published. One area that has just begun to be explored, however, is how selection of weather files and their application against coming climate change can influence outcomes from energy optimization procedures.
Presented at: CLIMA 2019, REHVA 13th HVAC World Congress, May 26-29, 2019; Bucharest, Romania, https://www.e3s-conferences.org/articles/e3sconf/pdf/2019/37/e3sconf_clima2019_04051.pdf.
Buildings - Energy Analysis; Buildings - Energy Efficiency; Simulation; Buildings - Zero Energy Homes
Florida Solar Energy Center and D'Agostino, Delia, "How will climate alter efficiency objectives? Simulated impact of using recent versus historic European weather data for the cost-optimal design of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs)" (2019). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 29.