IEA EBC Annex 80 - Dynamic simulation guideline for the performance testing of resilient cooling strategies: Version 2

Chen Zhang, Ongun Berk Kazanci, Shady Attia, Ronnen Levinson, Sang Hoon Lee, Peter Holzer, Ramin Rahif, Agnese Salvatif, Anaïs Machard, Mamak Pourabdollahtootkaboni, Abhishek Gaur, Bjarne W. Olesen, Per Kvols Heiselberg

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The objective of Annex 80 is to develop, assess and communicate solutions for resilient cooling. The systematic assessment of resilient cooling strategies is one of the main activities of Annex 80. As stated in Annex Text:

Activity B.1 includes a systematic assessment of potential benefits, limitations and performance indicators of resilient cooling systems under a wide range of application scenarios and other boundary conditions. We generate Resilient Cooling ‘Technology Profiles’ to clearly summarize and promote the operational characteristics and benefits of each technology/system. Recommendations for good implementation, commissioning and operation are being developed. Barriers to application and further research opportunities are being identified, which will inform the research activities of Subtask B.

The previous approach for assessing the resilience of cooling strategies is mainly based on qualitative comparison and based on results from individual research, which lacks common boundary conditions and universal indicators for resilience evaluation.

This study aims to provide a consistent approach for assessing the resilience of different cooling strategies by dynamic simulation. Various cooling strategies will be tested on the reference buildings under present and future weather conditions in different climate zones, and proposed key performance indicators will be applied to evaluate summertime overheating risk and climate resistance of cooling strategies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalborg University
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2023
SeriesDCE Technical Report

Bibliographical note

DCE Technical Reports No. 306

Note re. dissertation

The material presented in this publication has been developed within IEA EBC Annex 80 - Resilient Cooling of Buildings. We thank all our colleagues from Annex 80 who provided insights and expertise that greatly assisted in developing the simulation guideline.


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