Resilient Cooling in Buildings – A Review of definitions and evaluation methodologies

Shady Attia, Peter Holzer, Shabnam Homaei, Ongun Berk Kazanci, Chen Zhang, Per Heiselberg

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The concept 'Resilience' has gained wide international attention by experts and is now seen as the future target for the design of buildings. However, before using the word 'resilience’, we must understand the semantics of the word. Resilience is not 'resistance' and is not 'robustness and is not 'sustainability', it is a more complex definition. As part of the International Energy Agency Annex 80 on resilient cooling in buildings, this paper focuses on formulating a definition for resilient cooling. Resilient cooling is used to denoting low energy and low carbon cooling solutions that strengthen the ability of individuals, and our community as a whole to withstand, and also prevent, the thermal and other impacts of changes in global and local climates; particularly concerning increasing ambient temperatures and the increasing frequency and severity of heatwaves. This paper focuses on the review of most of the existing resilient cooling definitions and the various approaches towards possible resiliency evaluation methodologies. It presents and discusses possible answers to the abovementioned issues to facilitate the development of a consistent resilient cooling definition and a robust evaluation methodology. The paper seeks to impact national building codes and international standards, through a clear and consistent definition and a commonly agreed evaluation methodology.
TitelProceedings CLIMA 2022 : The 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress
RedaktørerLaure Itard, Lada Hensen-Centnerová, Atze Boerstra, Philomena Bluyssen, Jan Hensen, Tillmann Klein, Marcel Loomans, Pieter Pauwels, Christian Struck, Martin Tenpierik, Bob Geldermans
ForlagTU Delft Open
Publikationsdato17 maj 2022
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-94-6366-564-3
StatusUdgivet - 17 maj 2022
BegivenhedCLIMA 2022: the 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress - Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Holland
Varighed: 22 maj 202225 maj 2022


KonferenceCLIMA 2022: the 14th REHVA HVAC World Congress


  • Robustness
  • Resistance
  • Discomfort
  • Thermal comfort
  • Ventilation
  • Concepts


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