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Proceedings of BSA Conference 2017: Third Conference of IBPSA-Italy


Accounting for the Diversity of Use Patterns in Representations of Office Plug Loads in Building Performance Simulation

Ardeshir Mahdavi, Farhang Tahmasebi

Abstract: This paper explores the relationship between inhabitants’ presence, the installed power for office equipment, and the resulting electrical energy use. This exploration is based on long-term observational data obtained from a continuously monitored office area in Vienna, Austria. The findings facilitate the formulation of both simplified and probabilistic models to estimate annual and peak office plug loads. Aside from a general comparison of the performance of simple and stochastic models, the present contribution focuses on the question if and to which extent consideration of the diversity of the inhabitants influences the reliability of plug load predictions.
Pages: 345 - 350