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Building resilience for climate change in São Paulo Metropolitan Region case study: thermal performance of residential buildings for the elderly

Grant number: 12/07524-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): July 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning
Principal Investigator:Denise Helena Silva Duarte
Grantee:Carolina Abrahão Alves
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/10189-5 - Human biometeorology: analysis of the environmental variables (meteorological, thermal comfort and air pollution) and climate change on geriatric population of São Paulo city, AP.TEM

Abstract

The subject of this research is the thermal performance of residential buildings in the city of São Paulo, in the current and future climate scenarios, taking into consideration the projected climate change for the coming decades (following the scenarios of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report - IPCC AR4) and the greater vulnerability of elderly people related to environmental conditions. The objective is the evaluation of thermal performance of residential buildings in future climate scenarios as well as the proposition of design solutions aiming thermal comfort conditions for the elderly.For the empirical data, measurements of environmental variables will be carried out during summer and winter seasons (air temperature, air humidity, globe temperature and air velocity) within the residential buildings considered in this project.Thermal performance simulations on an hourly annual basis will be carried out for the current climate conditions and the future climate scenarios using the Bentley TAS model , available at FAUUSP for academic purposes.Finally, design recommendations are proposed for urban setttlements (height and massing ), building typologies, thermal and physical properties of materials and building components that respond to adaptation and mitigation to climate change.This work is part of a broader project "Human biometeorology: analysis of the environmental variables (meteorological, thermal comfort and air pollution) and climate change on geriatric population of São Paulo city", coordinated by IAGUSP, and will be supported by data from other ongoing studies within the research project.

Academic Publications
(References retrieved automatically from State of São Paulo Research Institutions)
ALVES, Carolina Abrahão. Resilience of buildings to climate change in the metropolitan region of São Paulo. Case study: thermal performance of residential buildings for seniors. 2015. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo São Paulo.

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