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Climate Change Impacts


Climate Change Impacts




Reducing energy usage and costs is an important component of sustainable development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In many areas, changes in temperature and humidity threaten these efforts by increasing the energy demand for winter heating, summer cooling, and peak demand changes.

By estimating these changes through 2100, individual builidings energy performance can be evaluated and, where necessary, adjusted for increased efficiency in mechanical equipment, building envelope, behavior change and other actions.

Method of Analysis

Energy performance is calculated using cooling and heating degree days (CDD, HDD). Using Department of Energy classifications for building types, more than 140 default building types can be evaluated. IPSS™ can also make specific adjustments for indvidiual building factors.

Building type, date of construction, occupancy and usage, and climate zone all affect building performance. Climate changes for the geographic region are applied through 2100 to determine cost-effective investments and energy conservation options. In most locations, local fuel costs are available to estimate cost increases from energy demand. These can be adjusted to reflect future projections or specific considerations.

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Identify critical vulnerabilities and improve asset life


Avoid costly degradation from climate impacts through proactive adaptation

Energy Analysis:

Energy Reduction and sustainability needs to take account of a changing climate

Vulnerability Assessments:

Understand climate change and the impacts on the infrastructure

Adaptation Options:

The effects of climate change are applied to individual components of infrastructure ...

Risk Management:

Allow decision-makers to identify critical performance issues