Building for the future climate scenario

Thermal Resilience under climate change Scenarios

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This research investigates the assessment of thermal resilience in buildings with passive systems during heat waves using innovative computational methods. The study emphasizes the importance of resilient buildings in the face of rising temperatures and explores the concepts of thermal comfort and thermal resilience. A thorough review of existing methods and tools for evaluating thermal comfort and resilience is conducted.
The main objective is to develop a novel computational approach that integrates research findings to assess the thermal resilience of buildings during heatwave conditions. The approach incorporates two specific metrics: simplified metrics and Weighted Unmet Thermal Performance (WUMTP), which are modified to accurately assess thermal resilience in heatwave scenarios. The research also focuses on comparing the performance of these metrics and their effective utilization in assessing thermal resilience.
The computational methods are rigorously evaluated through simulations under controlled scenarios, accompanied by a comprehensive sensitivity analysis. This analysis explores the impact of modifying input parameters on the assessment of thermal resilience and provides insights into the factors influencing building resilience.
By incorporating sensitivity analysis, this research demonstrates the contributions of the developed computational methods, including the modified metrics, in enhancing our understanding of the relationship between design parameters, climatic conditions, and thermal resilience during heat waves.
This study aims to fill the research gap in thermal resilience and address the lack of assessment metrics and tools specifically tailored to heatwave scenarios. It offers valuable contributions to the academic community and practical insights for architects and engineers designing buildings resilient to rising temperatures and heat waves. The comparative analysis of the simplified metrics and WUMTP further enhances our understanding of their strengths and limitations in assessing thermal resilience.