Design and construction based on climate scenarios and regional climate models

  • 1 University of Architecture, Construction and Geodesy – Sofia, Bulgaria


The application of old climate data in the design of buildings and transport infrastructure that will be used in the future is problematic because of climate change. On the other hand, it is currently unknown what the success of human actions to limit them will be. This leads to some uncertainty about the exact parameters of the climate until the year 2100. This requires a new approach to design and construction in the context of climate change. The article examines the impact of RCP (Representative Concentration Pathway) climate scenarios and regional climate models based on them, on design and construction for energy efficiency and sustainability. The significance of different RCP scenarios and the need for spatiotemporal scaling of climate data are discussed. The disadvantages of using a static representative climatic year (as it is in the Bulgarian regulatory documents for energy efficiency) are analyzed compared to its dynamic and adaptive variant.



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