How can existing suburban neighbourhoods be best adapted to reduce further impacts of climate change and withstand ongoing changes?
ARCADIA: Adaptation and Resilience in Cities: Analysis and Decision making using Integrated Assessment
A system-scale understanding of the relationships between climate impacts, the urban economy, land use, transport and the built environment in order to design cities that are more resilient and adaptable.
Producing a general and computationally efficient methodology for sizing HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning) plant and equipment in buildings.
PROCLIMATION: The use of probabilistic climate scenarios in building environmental performance simulation
Developing and implementing methodologies for using probabilistic climate projections (UKCP09) in building simulation and other analytical procedures.
PROMETHEUS: The use of probabilistic climate data to future proof design decisions in the buildings sector
The project developed a new set of probabilistic reference years that can be understood and used by building designers.
The COPSE project developed derived weather data for building designers, based on probabilistic climate projections rather than observed data.
Based at Cranfield University, CREW developed a set of tools to improve the capacity of local communities to cope with the impacts of extreme weather events
LUCID: The Development of a Local Urban Climate Model and its Application to the Intelligent Development of Cities
The project aims to understand the impact of local climate on energy use, comfort and health.
Developing tools to help planners, designers, engineers and users to adapt urban areas, with a particular emphasis on heat and human comfort.