Volume 3: Innovative Solutions for Energy Transitions: Part II

The Relationship Between Energy Consumption and Surface Temperature: Combining Multiple-Scale Observations Takahiro Yoshida, Soowon Chang, Daisuke Murakami, Yoshiki Yamagata



The relationship between air temperature and energy consumption at the city level has been investigated to better understand the impact of the climate change on energy demands. Temperature rising caused by the climate change has been shown to lead to the increase of building energy demands. Buildings also contribute to climate change by radiating heat from building surfaces. In this respect, this study aims to evaluate the potential impact of building rooftop and façade surface temperatures on household energy consumption. We developed a method that combines multiple scale observations, including an Internet of things (IoT) sensor network and remote sensing, to estimate the relationship between surface temperatures and energy consumption. The results will contribute to managing building energy uses based on the better understanding of micro-scale temperature effects in urban area.

Keywords energy consumption, surface temperature, building façade, remote sensing, airborne monitoring

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