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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of IBPSA


Modelling occupants’ heating set-point preferences

Rune Vinther Andersen, Bjarne W. Olesen, Jørn Toftum

Abstract: Discrepancies between simulated and actual occupant behaviour can offset the actual energy consumption by several orders of magnitude compared to simulation results. Thus, there is a need to set up guidelines to increase the reliability of forecasts of environmental conditions and energy consumption. Simultaneous measurement of the set-­‐point of thermostatic radiator valves (trv), and indoor and outdoor environment characteristics was carried out in 15 dwellings in Denmark in 2008. Linear regression was used to infer a model of occupants’ interactions with trvs. This model could easily be implemented in most simulation software packages to increase the validity of the simulation outcomes.
Pages: 1451 - 1456