Paper Conference

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2021: 17th Conference of IBPSA


Methods for determining occupant behavioural models for energy-efficient retrofitting of 20th-century buildings

Antonella Mastrorilli 1, Roberta Zarcone 2, Chenafi Sabrina 1, Colonneau Téva 1
1 Laboratoire LACTH, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille, 2 Rue Verte, 59650 Villeneuve-d'Ascq, France
2 Laboratoire GSA, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais, 14 rue Bonaparte, 75006 Paris

Abstract: The aim of this research is to facilitate the decisionmaking process for a range of scenarios when undertaking energy renovation projects on 20th century social housing. Achieving this objective requires immediately setting complex processes in motion, while taking into consideration not only the historical, aesthetic and technical attributes of buildings and materials, but also the interactions of the residents and the site itself. Through an in-depth analysis of energy usage in social housing estate, we shall demonstrate that, in the context of 20th-century architecture, including behavioural models in BPS tools constitutes a fundamental preliminary stage in determining efficient energy solutions adapted on a case by case basis, rather than systematically undertaking fullscale renovation.
Keywords: occupants’ behaviour, energy renovation scenario, Dynamic simulations
Pages: 3694 - 3701