arbn climate is our unique adaptation tool to stress-test buildings and building systems with plausible future climatic conditions. It provides synthetic weather time series for any global location, using measured (historical) data and the outputs of the newest global and regional climate models from the IPCC and national meteorological organisations.
Why is arbn climate important?
Changing weather patterns and extreme weather conditions present risks and opportunities for the built environment and the effects are already apparent. For example, as temperature extremes become increasingly common, buildings are over- and under-heating more frequently. This has a proven negative impact for employees and occupants including ill health, absenteeism, and loss of productivity.
Professional building designers have an opportunity to respond to the challenge with innovative climate adaptation strategies. A key area of adaptation is using best-practice dynamic simulation modelling and simulation techniques to stress-test design models.
arbn climate benefits
- Locations and future epochs of interest are required.
- The outputs include synthetic weather time series for any location, such as future ‘typical’ year and future ‘design’ conditions.
- Weather files contain one year of the following parameters: temperature, humidity, solar radiation and wind speeds.