High Spatiotemporal Building Energy Use Modeling Under Urbanization and Climate Change
High Spatiotemporal Building Use Modeling Under Urbanization and Climate Change
Yuyu Zhou, associate professor, geological and atmospheric sciences
The change in urban thermal environments due to urbanization and climate change is expected to have non-trivial impacts on the buildings energy system through changing heating and cooling demands. In this study, we first developed high-resolution daily gridded maximum and minimum air temperature data using a new statistical method and land surface temperature observations from satellite. We then explored building energy use at high spatiotemporal resolutions under urban heat island and heatwave in two cities of Boston and Des Moines, using a city-scale building energy use modeling (CityBEUM) and the gridded air temperature data.
The findings from this study are of great help for policymakers to develop actionable options tailored to different cities for mitigating buildings energy use under urbanization and climate change.
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