Occupant behavior modelling to support the development of adaptive facade control strategies

Isabella Gaetani dell'Aquila d'Aragona, R.N.P. van Woensel, Pieter-Jan Hoes, Jan Hensen

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Abstract

This study investigates the appropriate model complexity for occupancy models when assessing the performance of presence-dependent control strategies for adaptive solar shading systems. BPS tools are useful during the R&D process of innovative, solar shading control strategies. However, inappropriate consideration of key aspects of occupant behavior (OB) in the BPS tools could lead to suboptimal design decisions. Therefore, a previously developed methodology was applied to select fit-for-purpose OB models for different solar shading control strategies. The results show that a refined occupancy model is needed when evaluating the energy performance of the best-performing strategy, while it would be redundant in all other cases. Nevertheless, considering a variety of scenarios as opposed to a single occupancy schedule is essential to informed decision-making.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th International IBPSA Conference (Building Simulation 2019)
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
EventBuilding Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA (BS2019) - largo Angelicum, 1 – 00184 Rome, Rome , Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019
http://buildingsimulation2019.org/

Conference

ConferenceBuilding Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA (BS2019)
Abbreviated titleBS 2019
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period2/09/194/09/19
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