Building monitoring to determine occupancy patterns in renovation projects

O. Guerra-Santin, Sacha Silvester, N.A. Romero Herrera

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This paper proposes an approach to monitor buildings that will undergo a renovation process. The objective is to inform the design process regarding energy and indoor conditions requirements of different households for building simulation and energy calculations. This approach is intended to be part of a renovation strategy in the Netherlands. The results on a pilot study showed that the case studies have different occupancy patterns and comfort preferences. A comparison between the households showed that the activity level of the residents as well as the employment condition and household composition can have an effect on comfort and heating patterns.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Conference Sustainable Built Environment
Subtitle of host publicationTransition Zero
EditorsIvo Opstelten, Ronald Rovers, Nadia Verdeyen, Andy Wagenaar
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-815602-9-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventConference Sustainable Built Environment : Transition ZERO - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 7 Apr 20168 Apr 2016


ConferenceConference Sustainable Built Environment


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