Assessing the Effect of Microclimate on Building Energy Performance by Co-Simulation
To provide a more accurate prediction of building energy consumption, it is necessary to take into account the influence of the microclimate around a building establishing through the interaction with other buildings or the natural environment. This paper presents a method for the quantitative assessment of building performance under any given urban context by linking the urban microclimate model ENVI-met to the building energy simulation (BES) program EnergyPlus. The full microclimatic factors such as solar radiation, thermal radiation, outdoor air temperature, humidity, and wind speed have been considered in the proposed scheme. The method outlined in this paper could be useful for urban and building optimal design.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
X. S. Yang et al., "Assessing the Effect of Microclimate on Building Energy Performance by Co-Simulation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 121-126, pp. 2860-2867, 2012