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:
Donner, J., Sprondel, N. F. and J. Köppel (2017): Climate Change Adaptation to Heat Risk at the Local Level: A Bayesian Network Analysis of Local Land-Use Plan Implementation. Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management, 19 (2).
Follow-on projects:
Heat waves in Berlin, Germany – Urban climate modifications

BMBF Programme Urban Climate Under Change

Urban Vertical Green 2.0