Heat stress in buildings continues to increase due to ongoing global warming and increasing sealing, especially for buildings located in city centres. However, the current state of research still shows numerous uncertainties regarding the evaluation of overheating in buildings. For example, there is no internationally uniform standard on how to evaluate the overheating of the interiors of residential buildings. In addition, most scientific work focuses on case studies for a specific location without making a spatial comparison between urban and rural areas or between different regional climates within a country. The interaction between heat adaptation measures in open spaces and buildings has also been insufficiently researched so far, as well as the reasons for the observed low implementation dynamics of climate change adaptation measures. The HeatResBuild project aims to address these relevant research gaps in connection with the IOER research projects HeatResilientCity, Klimakonform and SYSDYM and to develop approaches to solutions.
In the HeatResBuild project, overheating of buildings is investigated from several perspectives and the following focal points are examined:
In the HeatResBuild project, overheating of buildings is investigated on different focal points:
Which sets of indicators can be used to assess overheating in buildings appropriately, both scientifically and in practice?
Is a building that is heat-resilient in Dresden also heat-resilient in other German cities such as Hamburg or Stuttgart? How great is the influence on overheating of dwelling whether the building was constructed in the city centre or in the surrounding countryside?
What effects do adaptation measures against summer heat in open spaces have on the overheating of indoor spaces in buildings and vice versa?
How can the implementation dynamics of adaptation measures against summer heat be significantly increased?