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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Simulating Human Behavior And Its Impact On Energy Uses

Yoon Soo Lee, Ali Malkawi, Yun Kyu Yi

Abstract: Although recent studies suggest that occupant behaviours change the energy use in buildings, few have explained the causal relationship between behaviour and energy performance. This paper aims to define building occupant behaviours that have implications for overall building energy performance. As a start, a comparison of the internal loads in response to the dynamic occupant schedule was conducted in EnergyPlus to illustrate that the uncertainties of occupant behaviour can be an important factor of building energy consumption. In addition, a simulation process that could potentially help to account for dynamic occupant behaviour is proposed.
Pages: 1049 - 1056