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Generation Of A Reduced Temperature Year As An Input Data For Building Clirnatization Purposes: An Application For Palermo (Italy)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030061

Volume

62

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

453.76 kb

Author(s)

S. Barbaro, S. Costanzo & C. Giaconia

Abstract

Generation of a reduced temperature year as an input data for building climatization purposes: an application for Palermo (Italy) S. Barbaro, S. Costanzo & C. Giaconia Department of Energy and Environment Research, Palermo University, Italy Abstract An assessment of the thermal behaviour of a building-plant system in non-steady state conditions can be carried out by simulation programs using as their input the time series of weather data for the location considered. However, reliable data are available for a limited number of locations. For example, Palermo has no reference year deduced from hourly values for a long time period (25-30 years). The aim of the present paper is to set up a reference year of reduced temperature data for Palermo called RTY. The method adopted here was derived by Erbs et al. [I] using data from nine North American locations and has already been applied by some authors to 29 European cities having the test reference year (TRY) [5]; the methodology allows us to draw a

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