This year’s Building Simulation and Optimisation, IBPSA-England’s Sixth Conference, and second Virtual BSO was hosted by the University of Bath and the Centre for Energy and the Design of Environments (EDEn). The GEMDev team successfully presented its work titled “The impact of built environment on thermal comfort in informal settlements. The case of José Carlos Mariátegui, Lima, Perú.” The abstract can be found below together with a link to the conference proceedings.
“Building energy simulation is little used in Lima, Perú where the generally mild climate means little energy is used for space heating and cooling. This study is the first attempt to explore thermal comfort for marginalised communities living in self-built accommodation and finds a significant thermal comfort gap largely driven by inadequacies in building materials. To carry out the necessary measurements, a meteorological station and 15 data loggers were installed in 3 archetypes identified in the study neighbourhood. The clear link between building materials and internal conditions suggests an important role for urban building energy simulation to enable communities with severely constrained resources to explore the impact of different interventions.”
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