Title: Coupling of dynamic building simulation with stochastic modelling of occupant behaviour in offices - a review-based integrated methodology
Authors: Parys, Wout ×
Saelens, Dirk
Hens, Hugo #
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Series Title: Journal of Building Performance Simulation vol:4 issue:4 pages:339-358
Abstract: A comprehensive modular behavioral model for office buildings and its coupling to building
simulation software is introduced, developed to be used in energy uncertainty analysis in a
straightforward manner. The model includes the inherent variability in behavior amongst individuals
by defining representative active and passive users. The ratio of the latter serves as an input for the
uncertainty analysis. The behavioral model consists of submodels for occupancy, use of shading
system, window operation, control of artificial lighting, heat gains by appliances and the control of
heating and cooling set points. All these submodels are selected from a literature review. The review
revealed a lack of validation and intercomparison of the models as the principal weakness of the
research field. The methodology is applied in a Monte Carlo analysis of the uncertainty on the
simulated energy demands of an office building at the building level, yielding moderate uncertainties.
ISSN: 1940-1493
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Building Physics Section
Department of Civil Engineering - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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