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Biography

Isabella holds a MSc of Energy Engineering (2013) from Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Currently she is a doctoral researcher under the supervision of Prof. Jan Hensen and Dr. Pieter-Jan Hoes. Her research focuses on the appropriate modeling of occupant behavior to achieve more realistic predictions of the energy and comfort performance of buildings. She uses modeling and simulation to determine the fit-for-purpose degree of complexity of occupant behavior modeling (from schedules to stochastic and agent-based models) for specific cases.

She aims at developing a strategy that would enable simulation users to better understand the influence of uncertainties in building performance simulations, thus leading to improvements in the final energy performance and overall indoor environment of buildings.

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 109 Citations
  • 7 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Special issue

Estimating the influence of occupant behavior on building heating and cooling energy in one simulation run

Gaetani, I., Hoes, P. J. & Hensen, J. L. M., 1 Aug 2018, In : Applied Energy. 223, p. 159-171 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Cooling
heating
cooling
Heating
Sensitivity analysis
21 Citations

IEA EBC Annex 66: definition and simulation of occupant behavior in buildings

Yan, D., Hong, T., Dong, B., Mahdavi, A., D'Oca, S., Gaetani, I. & Feng, X., 1 Dec 2017, In : Energy and Buildings. 156, p. 258-270 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Energy utilization
Energy resources
Climate change
Life cycle
Energy conservation
5 Citations

International survey on current occupant modelling approaches in building performance simulation

O'Brien, W., Gaetani, I., Gilani, S., Carlucci, S., Hoes, P. & Hensen, J. L. M., Oct 2017, In : Journal of Building Performance Simulation. 10, 5-6, p. 653-671 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Behavior Modeling
Research and Development
Modeling
Simulation
Vary

Introducing and testing a strategy for fit-for-purpose occupant behavior modeling in a simulation-aided building design process

Gaetani, I., Hoes, P. & Hensen, J. L. M., Aug 2017, Proceedings of the 15th International IBPSA Conference (Building Simulation 2017). San Francisco, p. 2085-2092

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

Testing
Decision making
Uncertainty
6 Citations

On occupant-centric building performance metrics

O'Brien, W., Gaetani, I., Carlucci, S., Hoes, P. & Hensen, J. L. M., 2017, In : Building and Environment. 122, p. 373-385 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

building
performance
Electric lighting
benchmarking
environmental quality

Student theses

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Developing a stepwise approach for including occupant behavior in energy performance contracts

Author: Mennen, H., 31 Aug 2018

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2), Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, I. (Supervisor 2) & Hoogervorst, C. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Guidelines for selecting the 'fit-for-purpose' model complexity regarding building energy performance prediction

Author: van Enk, E., 23 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2), Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, I. (Supervisor 2), Boukens, R. (External person) (Supervisor 2) & van Walsum, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Influence of the occupant behavior on building energy performance: a case study of Heijmans ONE residence

Author: Song, Y., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2) & Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

Investigating the influence of occupants on the indoor climate and heating energy for the "Morgen Woningen"

Author: van Eck, R., 28 May 2016

Supervisor: Hensen, J. (Supervisor 1), Hoes, P. (Supervisor 2), Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, I. (Supervisor 2) & Hennekeij, R. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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