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Proceedings of ASim Conference 2014: 2nd Asia conference of IBPSA-China, Japan, Korea


Occupant Behavior of Space Cooling in High Rise Residential Building in Tropical Climate

Nur Fadhilah Mat Hanip, Sheikh Ahmad Zaki, Aya Hagishima, Jun Tanimoto, Mohamed Sukri Ali

Abstract: The behavior of a building occupant with regards to air conditioning has a large influence on the overall building energy consumption. This paper discusses the statistical characteristics of occupant behavior concerning air-conditioner usage, using a series of field measurements conducted in 27 dwellings in a high-rise residential building in Malaysia. It was observed that air-conditioner use was more frequent at night, especially around midnight. Air-conditioners were used for a longer duration at night, as compared to the day. There was little variation in the frequency of air-conditioner use irrespective of whether the unit was placed in the bedroom or the living room. In addition, this study was conducted to develop a numerical model for the generation of an air conditioning usage schedule for tropical climates.
Keywords: Occupant behavior, Tropical climate, Air conditioner use
Pages: 673 - 681