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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2012: 1st Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Comparison of occupant behavior models applied to a household

Yohei Yamaguchi, Marcos Tanaka, Yoshiyuki Shimoda

Abstract: This paper presents a preliminary study on occupant behavior modeling for estimating high-resolution energy demand profile of residential buildings. The authors developed two occupant behavior models based on the existing modeling approaches. We then applied the models to a four-member household living in Osaka, Japan, to evaluate the capability of the behavior models. Time use diary for nine days was collected for each household member to develop time use data as the input of the models. Several indicators showing the duration and transition of behaviors were calculated for the actual time use and simulation results were calculated and compared. Based on the comparison, the authors discussed the strength and weakness of the modeling approaches and proposed methods to improve the modeling approaches.
Pages: 315 - 322