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A framework for quantifying the impact of occupant behavior on energy savings of energy conservation measures

Kaiyu Sun, Tianzhen Hong
2017 Energy and Buildings  
, and diversity of occupant's energy-related behavior in buildings.  ...  This study presents a framework for quantifying the impact of occupant behaviors on ECM energy savings using building performance simulation.  ...  For users' specific buildings or applications, different occupant behaviors can be included.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.04.065 fatcat:wgbrib6nrnfw3nliqxblc5c7aq

A simulation approach to estimate energy savings potential of occupant behavior measures

Kaiyu Sun, Tianzhen Hong
2017 Energy and Buildings  
Occupant behavior in buildings is a leading factor influencing energy use in buildings. Low-cost behavioral solutions have demonstrated significant potential energy savings.  ...  Estimating the behavioral savings potential is important for a more effective design of behavior change interventions, which in turn will support more effective energy-efficiency policies.  ...  regression model for predicting energy savings of behavioral efficiency programs.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.12.010 fatcat:bkmvi3rtsbcdppjk2npfjwd44i

Occupant behavior: a "new" factor in energy performance of buildings. Methods for its detection in houses and in offices

Marilena De Simone, Gianmarco Fajilla
2019 Journal of World Architecture  
In this paper, the most common techniques to detect occupancy and occupant behavior in buildings are categorized with their advantages and disadvantages.  ...  Being the buildings characterized by different energy usage, the presentation of the studies that applied surveys and monitoring campaigns is conducted with a differentiation between residential and office  ...  Acknowledgements: Gianmarco Fajilla would like to thank the Calabria Region Government for his Ph.D. scholarship (POR Calabria FSE/FESR 2014-2020, Identification Project Number H21G18000170006).  ... 
doi:10.26689/jwa.v2i2.544 fatcat:s5yxqo6x65czhihgx276y5g3dy

IEA EBC annex 53: Total energy use in buildings—Analysis and evaluation methods

Hiroshi Yoshino, Tianzhen Hong, Natasa Nord
2017 Energy and Buildings  
Outcomes from Annex 53 improved understanding and strengthen knowledge regarding the robust prediction of total energy use in buildings, enabling reliable quantitative assessment of energy-savings measures  ...  In fact, there is often a significant discrepancy between designed and real energy use in buildings, which is poorly understood but are believed to have more to do with the role of human behavior than  ...  A more accurate prediction of both building and user energy-related behavior may result in benefits for energy savings, cost saving, as well as improving the comfort of the indoor environment.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2017.07.038 fatcat:d2fau6ep5zeuvaymdzglm6haai

Green and Sustainable Technologies for the Built Environment

Mahmoud Alahmad, Moh. F. Zulfiqar, Hosen Hasna, Hamid Sharif, Evans Sordiashie, Nasser A. Aljuhaishi
2011 2011 Developments in E-systems Engineering  
This paper evaluates the effectiveness of real-time energy monitors (RTM) to influence behavior change in residential consumers.  ...  A virtual 3-D environment is developed to display actual space/zone/building real-time power consumption information and to allow users to easily locate equipment/loads that are in standby/inefficient  ...  This energy monitoring system is based on an instantaneous impulse savings behavior that provides users with the ability to reduce energy usage in real time for the entire home by pressing a button.  ... 
doi:10.1109/dese.2011.84 dblp:conf/dese/AlahmadZHSSA11 fatcat:idpyyzp3ijdapnt7wy3xpr5mca

A novel stochastic modeling method to simulate cooling loads in residential districts

Jingjing An, Da Yan, Tianzhen Hong, Kaiyu Sun
2017 Applied Energy  
This study developed a new stochastic modeling method that includes (1) six prototype house models representing a majority of apartments in the district, (2) occupant behavior models in residential buildings  ...  District cooling systems are widely used in urban residential communities in China.  ...  the building energy consumption indicators for China's standard for energy consumption in non-residential buildings.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.08.038 fatcat:swxrj3zeljc3bnqcdwlx2ks6be

Technologies in the Built Environment to Enable Sustainability and Energy Conservation

Mahmoud Alahmad, Hamid Sharif, Timothy Wisnieski, Hosen Hasna, Nasser Aljuhaishi, Jonathan Shi, Jill Neal
2012 International Journal for Infonomics  
This paper discusses the use of real-time energy monitors (RTM) to influence behavior change in residential consumers.  ...  Fundamental understandings of how energy is consumed, monitored, and controlled are key prerequisites for an energy conservation process in the built environment.  ...  In the residential sector, research is focusing on monitoring, data collection and control. In [3] , a model for residential energy consumption is discussed.  ... 
doi:10.20533/iji.1742.4712.2012.0067 fatcat:acud3z5y6vderp3jdziwhsa43i

The human dimensions of energy use in buildings: A review

Simona D'Oca, Tianzhen Hong, Jared Langevin
2018 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
The "human dimensions" of energy use in buildings refer to the energy-related behaviors of key stakeholders that affect energy use over the building life cycle.  ...  reliably predict and achieve energy use reductions in the residential and commercial buildings sectors.  ...  for residential and commercial building occupants [119] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.08.019 fatcat:owrkwg2xsvevjczgwqnbnl3m3q

Answering behavioral questions about energy efficiency in buildings

P Stern
1987 Energy  
We identify behavioral questions that arise with 4 kinds of policy interventions for energy efficiency in buildings: information, incentives, standards, and technological research and development.  ...  We evaluate each method for addressing each behavioral question in policy analyses.  ...  For example, they may measure rates of participation in a program, sales of a new technology, improvement in the energy efficiency of building shells, or the net energy savings from a policy or program  ... 
doi:10.1016/0360-5442(87)90104-6 fatcat:dd4udlyqyra3hjfzil6nar6qh4

Empirical Research of the Environmental Responsibility Affected on the Urban Residential Housing Energy Saving Investment Behavior

Wang Wenshun, Li Xiaohua, Li Hualong
2011 Energy Procedia  
The ownership of the house, the family structure and the education level has some differences in character variations for urban residential housing energy saving investment behavior, and the effect of  ...  Based on the literature research, this paper establishes a conceptual model of the environmental responsibility affected urban residential housing energy saving investment behavior, and taking Xuzhou as  ...  Residence Housing Energy Saving Investment Behavior According to the Energy-saving Regulations for Civil Constructions in China, the civil-building energy-saving refers to the activity of reducing energy  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2011.03.175 fatcat:y2uaq33jy5c5dbvs7gux3fwiye

Residential Sector Energy Demand Estimation for a Single-family Dwelling: Dynamic Simulation and Energy Analysis

Luis G. Gesteira, Javier Uche, Luanda K. de Oliveira Rodrigues
2021 Journal of Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems  
Primary energy saving can achieve up to 13,917 kWh/y in case of renewable energy use and a higher comfort level is felt by the users during summer.  ...  Detailed demand profiles for the residential sector are an important prerequisite for the improvement of building energy efficiency and the development of polygeneration systems.  ...  In particular, the residential users comprehend more than 60% of the total energy consumption of the building sector [2] .  ... 
doi:10.13044/j.sdewes.d8.0358 fatcat:cwzpz2p3xjcsbnptvdbwxaixfq

Using Residential and Office Building Archetypes for Energy Efficiency Building Solutions in an Urban Scale: A China Case Study

Chao Ding, Nan Zhou
2020 Energies  
First, residential, small, and large office building archetype energy models were created in EnergyPlus to represent typical building energy consumption in Wuhan.  ...  To provide data support for building energy consumptions, this paper used a simulation method to develop an urban building energy consumption database for a pilot city in Wuhan, China.  ...  The funders had no role in the design of the study; in the collection, analyses, or interpretation of data; in the writing of the manuscript, or in the decision to publish the results.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en13123210 fatcat:w3uv2sex3fasrbuczslz5ynmxi

Influence of Occupant Behavior for Building Energy Conservation: A Systematic Review Study of Diverse Modeling and Simulation Approach

Mohammad Nyme Uddin, Hsi-Hsien Wei, Hung Lin Chi, Meng Ni
2021 Buildings  
studies are required for diverse categories building; building information modeling (BIM) integration with existing occupant behavior modeling/simulation.  ...  However, the occupants' behavior that determines and regulates the building energy conservation also plays a critical role in the buildings' energy performance.  ...  in saving building energy.  ... 
doi:10.3390/buildings11020041 fatcat:6jmlpykehraydep2s6apltgkm4

Analysis of the Energy Use in the Mexican Residential Sector by Using Two Approaches Regarding the Behavior of the Occupants

Ivan Oropeza-Perez, Astrid Petzold-Rodriguez
2018 Applied Sciences  
2015 for the Mexican residential sector.  ...  This approach is therefore expected to have a reliable basis for the development and improvement of policies that help to drive energy savings in an extensive manner in Mexico.  ...  therefore realistic benefits, economic for the users and environmental for the country, especially.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app8112136 fatcat:3ig7i4325zdvnkpnudbbbh647i

Buildings.Occupants: a Modelica package for modelling occupant behaviour in buildings

Zhe Wang, Tianzhen Hong, Ruoxi Jia
2018 Journal of Building Performance Simulation, Taylor & Francis  
Energy-related occupant behavior is crucial to design and operation of energy and control systems in buildings.  ...  and residential buildings.  ...  For instance, the window behavior models derived from European residents might not be suitable to simulate residential buildings in China or in the U.S.  ... 
doi:10.1080/19401493.2018.1543352 fatcat:dnvykcfrv5hmjjbuij7xwpmqcq
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