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Proceedings of BauSim Conference 2018: 7th Conference of IBPSA-Germany and Austria

     

HUMAN AGENTS IN BUILDING MODELLING: BETWEEN DEJA VU AND EPIPHANY

A. Mahdavi

Abstract: Explanatory models of people's perception and behaviour provide the basis for a rational approach to the definition of desirable indoor environmental conditions in buildings. But we do not possess definitive instances of such models. Moreover, they come in different degrees of detail and sophistication. Nevertheless, a cursory look at related theoretical work reveals a recurrent pattern. This suggests that, despite their multifariousness, models of environmental perception and evaluation may share some essential features. To pursue this possibility via consideration of a few instances of such models is not only of interest from the historical point of view. Rather, it could also facilitate an intuitive understanding of the nature of indoorenvironmentally relevant human requirements relevant to the indoor environment.
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