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Simulation-based design for rooms and building for reducing heat-stress risks

Research Module 4.3 "Building Technologies" and Research Module 2.2 "Indoor simulations", exemplary room configurations of new designed buildings with a sustainably reduced heat-stress risk and a simultaneously low primary energy consumption for the used air-conditioning (A/C)-technologies will be developed. The validated numerical models of RM 2.2 are parameterized with the geometry and the building materials of the architectural design. Further, on the side of the room climate conditioning, the numerical models of RM 2.2 are directly coupled with the MODELICA-based A/C-system models of this sub-project.

Based on this common approach, the geometry and positions of heating and cooling surfaces, the air inlet and outlet openings for the conditioned and exhaust air, the partition between surface cooling and air cooling, and also the temperature levels and ventilation rates are analyzed in terms of the overall project objective "heat risk reduction" with consideration of the boundary condition "low primary energy demand". For all simulation analysis the climate data from Research Module 1.2 "Urban climate" are used.

Involved sub-projects

RM 2.2 "Indoor Simulations"
RM 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)


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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