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Proceedings of BSO Conference 2018: Fourth Conference of IBPSA-England


Evaluation Of Occupancy Impact In A Residential Multifamily nZEB Through A High Resolution Stochastic Model

Antonio Tejero Peregrina, Joana Ortiz Ferrá, Jaume Salom

Abstract: Modelling user behaviour and its interaction with household systems is a challenge to reduce the gap between simulation and reality. The hypotheses of occupancy could have an important effect on energy and peak power estimation, making the validity of simulation limited. The paper aims to evaluate the influence of occupant behaviour on residential nZEB. Four different scenarios have been compared, varying occupancy and thermal supply system, through the implementation of three high-resolution sub-models in TRNSYS: stochastic occupancy, building performance model and PV generation model. The method can be expanded from building up to neighbourhood level for designing nearly Zero Communities.
Pages: 679 - 687