The trend towards urbanization has made it increasingly important to study the impact of urban climate on the thermal warming trends at a regional and global scale, as well as the impact on the energy consumption of buildings. Buildings can be seen as the atomic units of the urban metabolism – the energy exchange processes at the outer envelope of a building modifies local microclimate conditions that influence the broader urban climate.
ENVI-met microclimate software analyses the energy performance of each building in the model domain in parallel with the calculation of the outdoor microclimate conditions. As wind and sun are the primary factors controlling the thermodynamics of a surface and the distribution of heat, the building model is directly coupled to the outdoor fluid dynamics model providing detailed wind data for each second of the day for each wall and façade segment of the building.
The case study we are presenting today provides both ENVI-met model input files as well as precalculated result files for immediate analysis.