Defining Building Archetypes for Urban Climate Simulations of the Complex High-Density Environment in Hong Kong
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AbstractBuilding data are required to initialise urban canopy parametrisations in atmospheric models. Improving the precision of such data enhances the accuracy of model outputs and enables us to better simulate the urban surface energy balance and the potential impacts of climate change on cities. This study aims to characterise buildings in Hong Kong using a locally-adapted approach, taking into consideration its subtropical climate, rapid urban development process, and complex high-density environment. We identify 18 building archetypes distinguished by their morphology and use. For these we define building architectural characteristics and human behaviour schedules. These parameters are intended for use in fine scale urban climate simulations with the Town Energy Balance (TEB). Subsequent findings may be applied for urban planning and climate change impact studies.
All Author(s) ListYu Ting Kwok, Robert Schoetter, Valery Masson
Name of ConferencePLEA 2018 Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree limit
Start Date of Conference10/12/2018
End Date of Conference12/12/2018
Place of ConferenceHong Kong
Country/Region of ConferenceHong Kong
Proceedings TitleProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
Volume Number3
Pages982 - 983
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsBuilding archetype, Construction materials, Urban canopy parametrisation, High-density city

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