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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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.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 16th International IBPSA Conference (Building Simulation 2019)
Aantal pagina's8
StatusGepubliceerd - sep 2019
EvenementBuilding Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA (BS2019) - largo Angelicum, 1 – 00184 Rome, Rome , Italië
Duur: 2 sep 20194 sep 2019


CongresBuilding Simulation 2019: 16th Conference of IBPSA (BS2019)
Verkorte titelBS 2019
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