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Data associated with " Global and local bioclimatic predilections for rebalancing the heating and cooling of buildings"

Peterson, Eric Laurentius (2022) Data associated with " Global and local bioclimatic predilections for rebalancing the heating and cooling of buildings". University of Leeds. [Dataset] https://doi.org/10.5518/967

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Air-conditioning relies on electricity that isn’t ubiquitous while policies encourage passive alternatives —yet cooling really should respond to occupants’ distress. Here I show where passive measures have been sufficient for comfort and identify local predilections for rebalancing demand between heating and cooling —apportioned by population neighboring meteorological stations. Access to air-conditioned shelter has been occasionally indispensable for 21% of population —generally between 20°S and 39°N and below 500m elevation. Meanwhile reverse-cycle air-source heat-pump/air-conditioning has been a reasonable expectation for 72% of the population. Refocusing on 9493 locations with ≥14 years of daily observations, stationary heating and cooling demands were found where 19% of population dwelt. Otherwise, summer cooling demand generally increased while winter heating demand decreased —except some mid-latitude continental areas demonstrated a predilection for both heating and cooling demands to increase. Over 30% of population dwelt where heating demand increased, while almost 65% dwelt where cooling demand increased. To estimate which HVAC package is locally appropriate, refer to nearby comparable meteorological stations detailed in the file “RESULTSout_1987-2020.csv” (n=16,582 records) that can be downloaded at doi.org/10.5518/967– but beware of microclimatic variability in urban heat islands.

Energy and Buildings

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2022.112088

Global and local bioclimatic predilections for rebalancing the heating and cooling of buildings

Author: Eric Laurentius Peterson12*†

1 Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom.

2 Climatic Information Technical Committee TC4.2, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-conditioning Engineers, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

* Corresponding author. Email: e.peterson@leeds.ac.uk; dr.eric.peterson@gmail.com

† The author is a licensed Professional Engineer (Mechanical and Environmental)

Divisions: Faculty of Biological Sciences > School of Biology
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License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Date deposited: 21 Apr 2022 16:28
URI: http://archive.researchdata.leeds.ac.uk/id/eprint/951

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