Campus Units

Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Architecture

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2020 Building Performance Analysis Simbuild Virtual Conference

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2020

First Page

681

Last Page

689

Research Focus Area

Environmental/Water Resources Engineering

Conference Title

2020 Building Performance Analysis Simbuild Virtual Conference

Conference Date

August 12-14, 2020

Abstract

Misrepresentative occupancy schedules cause uncertainty in building energy simulations which often results in an undesired gap between actual performance and predictions. To address this issue, stochastic building occupancy models, which commonly use time-use surveys (TUS) as their input, have been proposed as a replacement for the conventional generic static schedules. This paper describes the development of a two-state stochastic occupancy model based on the 2017 American TUS (ATUS) that takes account of differences between weekdays and weekends. In this model, survey respondents were clustered based on the number of residents in their households and a first-order Markov-Chain technique was used to generate occupancy presence schedules.

Comments

This proceeding is published as Koupaei, Diba Malekpour, and Ulrike Passe. "A Two-State Stochastic Residential Building Occupancy Model Based on the American Time-Use Survey Data." 2020 Building Performance Analysis Simbuild Virtual Conference. August 12-14, 2020. Posted with permission.

Rights

For personal use only. Additional reproduction, distribution, or transmission in either print or digital form is not permitted without ASHRAE or IBPSA-USA's prior written permission.

Copyright Owner

ASHRAE (www.ashrae.org) and IBPSA-USA (www.ibpsa.us)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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