En diciembre de 2015 se desarrolló en la Escuela Técnica Superior de Edificación el III International Congress on Construction and Building Research (COINVEDI). En el congreso se abordó el estudio de nuevos materiales y sistemas constructivos, el uso de la tecnología en la construcción, cuestiones sobre energía y sostenibilidad y sobre seguridad y salud en la construcción.
Investigadores del proyecto MODIFICA participaron en la realización de las siguientes conferencias:
TOWARDS A DYNAMIC MODEL FOR THE URBAN HEAT ISLAND OF MADRID
(Núñez Peiró, Miguel; Román López, Mª Emilia; Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez, Carmen ; Neila González, Fco. Javier)
Despite great advances on building energy performance have been achieved during the last years, available climate data is derived from weather stations placed in the outskirts of the city. Hence, urban heat island effect is not considered in energy simulations, which implies an important lack of accuracy.
Since 1980’s several international studies have been conducted on the urban heat island (UHI) phenomena, which modifies the atmospheric conditions of the urban centres due to urban agglomeration. In the particular case of Madrid, multiple maps haven been generated using different methodologies during the last two decades. These maps allow us to study the UHI phenomena from a wide perspective, offering however an static representation of it.
Consequently a dynamic model for Madrid UHI is proposed, in order to evaluate it in a continuous way, and to be able to integrate it in building energy simulations.
Keywords: Urban Heat Island, Energy Simulation, Energy Consumption, Climate Change
THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF URBAN HEAT ISLAND (UHI) ACCORDING TO URBAN MORPHOLOGY OF MADRID
(López Moreno, Helena; Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez; Román López, Mª Emilia; Neila González, Fco. Javier)
The scope of our predictive model is defined by the structures that compose the city of Madrid. In particular, we focus on the homogeneous areas for urban structures with the same urban and building characteri the definition of such homogeneous areas were provided by previous research on the UHI of Madrid.
The objective is to establish a critical analysis of climate records used for energy sim tools, which data come from weather stations placed in decontextualized areas from the usual urban reality, where the thermal conditions differs by up to 6ºC  intend to develop a new predictive model for the consumption depending on their location, the urban structure and the associated UHI energy rehabilitation interventions.
Keywords: Urban Heat Island, Energy Simulation, Energy Rehabilitation, Building Characterization