Status of current research on the implication of climate change on built environment

Guan, Lisa (2007) Status of current research on the implication of climate change on built environment. In Coulson, J., Schwede, D. , & Tucker, R. (Eds.) ANZAScA 2007 - Architectural Science Association 41st Annual Conference, Deakin University, Deakin University, Melbourne, Vic.


The cycling interaction between climate change and building performance is of dynamic nature and both are essentially the cause and the effect of each other. On one hand, buildings contribute significantly to the global warming process. On the other hand, climate change is also expected to impact on many aspects of building performance. In this paper, the status of current research on the implication of climate change on built environment is reviewed. It is found that although the present research has covered broad areas of research, they are generally only limited to the qualitative analyses. It is also highlighted that although it is widely realized that reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector is very important, the adoption of complementary adaptation strategy to prepare the building for a range of climate change scenarios is also necessary. Due to the lack of holistic approach to generate future hourly weather data, various approaches have been used to generate different key weather variables. This ad hoc situation has seriously hindered the application of building simulation technique to the climate change impact study, in particular, to provide quantitative information for policy and design development.

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ID Code: 49438
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: climate change, built environment, building research, weather data
ISBN: 9780958192538
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright please consult the author
Deposited On: 02 Apr 2012 01:42
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 01:42

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