Research Link 420a
Urban climate and building energy demands

Reanalysed data on urban weather conditions are used for deriving climatic indicators for energy demands by cooling and heating of buildings. In particular, we compute time series of heating and cooling degree days, as well as heating and cooling degree hours for the analysis period from 2001 to 2010. These time series will be used for analysing the statistical relations to empirical data on energy consumption by buildings in Berlin.

Reanalysed and observed urban weather data are provided to Research Module 2 and Research Module 4 for using them as input in the building energy simulations on which further studies on suitable buildings designs including active A/C solutions for reducing indoor heat-stress hazards will be based on.

Involved sub-projects

Research Module 1.2 "Urban Climate"
Research Module 4.3 "Building Technologies"

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Prof. Dr. Dieter Scherer (TUB)
Prof. Dr. Tobia Lakes (HUB)
Dr. Ute Fehrenbach (TUB)
Dr. Fred Meier (TUB)


Map of our observations:
UCaHS Observation Network
Latest Publication:
Jänicke, B., F. Meier, D. Fenner, U. Fehrenbach, A. Holtmann, D. Scherer (2016): Urban-rural differences in near-surface air temperature as resolved by the Central Europe Refined analysis (CER): sensitivity to planetary boundary layer schemes and urban canopy models. International Journal of Climatology, 37 (4):2063-2079.
Mahlkow, N. and J. Donner (2016): From Planning to Implementation? The Role of Climate Change Adaptation Plans to Tackle Heat Stress. A Case Study of Berlin, Germany. Journal of Planning Education and Research 1-12.