Analysis of the impact of urban heat island on building energy consumption

Sandeep Doddaballapur, Harvey Bryan

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Abstract

The growth and conglomeration of cities in the past century has caused an increase in the intensity and impact of Urban Heat Island (UHI), changing the micro-climate of cities. This impacts the energy consumption of buildings by reducing heating and increasing cooling loads. This paper studies the impact of the urban heat island on the typical buildings in the Phoenix Metropolitan region through an annual energy simulation process spanning through the years 1950 to 2005. The commercial reference building models from the Department of Energy have been used to simulate commercial building stock. The analysis aims to show the impact of the 'atmospheric canopy layer' - UHI that causes an increase in the summer night time temperatures. This study also shows the disparity in results of annual simulations run utilizing TMY weather files, to that of annual recorded weather data. The climate change future weather files created by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are also used to run simulations, and analyzed for the existence of the influence of UHI in such weather-files.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
Pages3608-3615
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 31 2012
EventWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 13 2012May 17 2012

Publication series

NameWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen
Volume5

Other

OtherWorld Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/13/125/17/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Doddaballapur, S., & Bryan, H. (2012). Analysis of the impact of urban heat island on building energy consumption. In World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conference (pp. 3608-3615). (World Renewable Energy Forum, WREF 2012, Including World Renewable Energy Congress XII and Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) Annual Conferen; Vol. 5).