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The recent residential apartment buildings & rsquo; thermal performance under the combined effect of the global and the local warming

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Alves, Carolina Abrahao [1] ; Teixeira Goncalves, Fabio Luiz [2] ; Silva Duarte, Denise Helena [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo FAUUSP, Sch Architecture & Urbanism, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo IAGUSP, Inst Astron Geophys & Atmospher Sci, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ENERGY AND BUILDINGS; v. 238, MAY 1 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Both global and local heating phenomena can potentially influence the building thermal performance and comfort. The residential construction sector had a real estate \& ldquo;boom \& rdquo; in the beginning of the 2000 \& rsquo;s in Sao Paulo and there is no available information on how this recent built stock performs under the current climate and how it will do, considering the warming climate. Therefore, this study addresses the real estate residential apartment buildings developed in the 2000 \& rsquo;s, aiming to investigate their thermal performance and expected comfort conditions, considering the urban present and future climate. The average air temperature difference (DT) between the high-rise dense urban area and the suburban stations was registered and then coupled to the future weather file. Comparing the apartment \& rsquo;s thermal performance under the base weather file (SWERA) and the Future (2045 \& ndash;2074) + UHI, in yearly values, an important decrease in comfort hours (from 81% to 65%) was found, while in a hot period (February) the results are much more critical (64% heat discomfort hours). It is important to address how central is the adaptability for improving the domestic comfort conditions, especially in the pandemic and post pandemic scenarios, when people are expected to spend more time inside their homes. (c) 2021 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/02825-5 - The role of planning, urban and building design for climate adaptation in the microscale: contributions to an interdisciplinary approach
Grantee:Denise Helena Silva Duarte
Support Opportunities: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants