Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Spatial variation and historical change in occupant behaviour: statistical analysis and application on household activities and time scheduling

Yuanmeng Li, Yohei Yamaguchi, Yoshiyuki Shimoda, Chien-fei Chen
Graduate school of engineering,Osaka University, Japan

Abstract: Occupant behaviour (OB) which includes occupancy and activity at home, exhibits a considerable extent of diversity. The spatial variation and historical change in OB have rarely been considered in OB modelling. This study aims to evaluate a logistic regression approach for the prediction of household activity undertaking probability by considering socio-demographic, spatial and temporal conditions. The results indicated that the logistic regression-based approach is capable of replicating an aggregated trend of OB but is unable to replicate the spatial variation and historical change at a high resolution. We confirmed that the Kriging-based model potentially provides abilities to represent spatiotemporal variations.
Keywords: occupant behavior, diversity, spatiotemporal variation
Pages: 3491 - 3497