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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2006: 1st Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria


User interactions with environmental control systems

A. Mahdavi, L. Lambeva, C. Pröglhöf, A. Mohammadi, E. Kabir

Abstract: The design and operation of energy-efficient systemsfor indoor environment control (heating, cooling,ventilation, lighting) can benefit from reliable(empirically grounded) information on occupants'actions to bring about changes in the status ofbuilding control systems. Specifically, thecomputational modeling of occupants' controloriented control actions in building performancesimulation applications can be significantly improvedbased on such empirical information on userbehavior. The present paper concerns the type andnumber of user control actions as related to buildingsystems in two office buildings in Vienna.
Pages: 126 - 128