Designing for Future Climate
Posted by Luis Sousa on 27-Dec-21 12:18 PM
Building designers are increasingly being asked to assess how their buildings will perform in future climate conditions. 

To help designers assess future building performance, organisations such as CIBSE and CSIRO have issued sets of ‘future weather years’ for building simulation that take include the impact of various projected climate change scenarios. 

These are based on a series of standard assumptions related to economic and population growth and the effectiveness of the solutions applied. Future weather files can be used in building models instead of the usual historical weather data to assess future building performance.

DesignBuilder's Program help includes a tutorial that explains all the steps involved in generating parametric outputs like the one above.
You can also find a detailed step-by-step description of how to add custom hourly weather data to the library