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Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Predicting the effects of building energy conservation policies: Modeling decision-making of building owners and tenants to maximize their own profits

Atsushi Funabiki 1, Yuki Oto 2, Shohei Miyata 1, Yasunori Akashi 1
1 Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
2 Obayashi Corporation

Abstract: Predicting the effects of energy conservation policies is useful in policymaking. However, there are multiple stakeholders in the building sector, whose interactions require consideration. In this paper, we developed multiagent simulation for an office building with the owners and tenants as agents. As a result, we found that in addition to policies, more energy efficiency and conservation could be achieved when the preferences of the tenants change. Further studies using this model may contribute to the planning of future policies to achieve a decarbonized society.
Keywords: Building energy conservation policies, Agent-based modeling, Multi-agent system, Owner and tenant behaviors
Pages: 487 - 494