Building Energy Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Emissions in a Small Region with a Warm and Semi-humid Climate Type (Iran)
In this study future climate change effects on energy demand and related carbon dioxide emissions of a dominant building brigade on the southern coast of Iran was obtained based on one station called Ahvaz. One of the main obtained results was the increase in temperature and relative humidity for the coming decades showing that due to the increasing average annual temperature during the 2060s, the number of discomfort warmer days will increase. Considering the studied area climatic type, a decrease in the heating energy demand is not so important when compared to the significantly increased demand for cooling energy, which will lead to further increase in carbon dioxide emissions. Therefore, it is recommended that energy risk management be considered, and bioclimatic solutions of building design be used to solve this expected issue.
KeywordsClimate change Energy consumption Carbon dioxide emissions Building thermal simulation Iran
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