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Volume 15 | Copyright
Adv. Sci. Res., 15, 63-69, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-15-63-2018
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  04 May 2018

04 May 2018

Thermal and climatic zoning for construction in the southern part of Chile

Konstantin Verichev1,2, Alisa Salimova3, and Manuel Carpio4 Konstantin Verichev et al.
  • 1Institute of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile
  • 2Department of Civil Engineering, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
  • 3School of Environment, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • 4Department of Construction Engineering and Management, School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Abstract. This paper presents the results of the updated boundaries of thermal zones in the tree southern regions of Chile, based on the method of heating degrees-days according to hourly temperature measurements at meteorological stations in the last decade. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning of Chile has not updated these boundaries since 1999. Using the Climatic Severity index method, the relative energy consumption of dwellings was analyzed for cooling and heating in summer and winter periods, respectively. The analysis revealed that, within the limits of a single thermal zone, the energy costs for cooling in the summer period of the same house may differ by 50%.

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This paper presents the results of using two methods of climatic zoning for construction in the southern regions of Chile. Based on the degree-days method, the boundaries of the thermal zones of the Government of Chile, which have not been updated since 1999, have been updated. The relative energy consumption levels of buildings in winter and summer periods for heating and cooling were analyzed in each thermal zone.
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