Campus Units

Architecture, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Center for Building Energy Research (CBER)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2019

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA

First Page

3377

Last Page

3384

Research Focus Area

Construction Engineering and Management

DOI

10.26868/25222708.2019.210553

Conference Title

Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA

Conference Date

September 2-4, 2019

City

Rome, Italy

Abstract

Occupancy schedules are a leading source of uncertainty in building energy simulations. This uncertainty often results in an undesired gap between actual performance and predictions. Past efforts to develop more proper occupancy behavioural models have often been either oversimplified and hence underestimating or more precise but simply too complicated to become common practice. This study is an effort to find a balance between complexity and accuracy among the aforementioned models for the sole purpose of energy use studies in the context of residential neighbourhoods. We start with a probabilistic occupancy model based on the American Time Use Survey (ATUS) and use input from the population of study to develop representative occupancy schedules.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Malekpour Koupaei, Diba, Farzad Hashemi, Vinciane Tabard-Fortecoëf, and Ulrike Passe. “Development of a Modelling Framework for Refined Residential Occupancy Schedules.” In Proceedings of Building Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA. Edited by V. Corrado, E. Fabrizio, A. Gasparella and F. Patuzzi. Rome, Italy. September 2-4, 2019. DOI: 10.26868/25222708.2019.210553. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Author(s)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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