Dahai Qi, et al.
Languages: English | Pages: 188 pp
Bibliographic info:
Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme, Annex 80 Resilient Cooling of Buildings

This IEA Annex 80 Subtask C report and the associated brochures provide examples of well-documented field studies. These field studies apply resilient cooling technologies to reduce energy demand and carbon emissions for cooling and reduce the overheating risk in different types of buildings, including newly constructed and existing buildings. Examples and details on building information, energy systems, resilient cooling technologies, key performance indicators (KPIs), and performance evaluation and lessons learned are included in the report and the brochures.

The present report summarizes 13 field study buildings collected in Subtask C of IEA-EBC Annex 80. This summary presents information on the field studies, the resilient cooling technologies applied in the field studies, the KPIs, and the performance evaluation and lessons learned. The values of KPIs for building similar functions, i.e., residential buildings, under different climate conditions are dis-cussed. In the field study brochures, detailed information is included for each building.

The field studies are presented in brochure format. Each brochure contains information in a standardized format. This includes the introduction & climate, building information, resilient cooling, KPI evaluation, design simulation, performance description and evaluation, discussion, lessons learned, references & key contacts. It should be noted that it is difficult to draw very general conclusions based on the 13 field studies, given that each field study has its individual prerequisites and characteristics. However, these studies demonstrate the viability and potential of various technologies being practiced today and evaluated in anticipation of tomorrow’s challenges.