Application of users’ light-switch stochastic models to dynamic energy simulation

V. Camisassi, V. Fabi, Rune Korsholm Andersen, S.P. Corgnati

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    The design of an innovative building should include building overall energy flows estimation. They are principally related to main six influencing factors (IEA-ECB Annex 53): climate, building envelope and equipment, operation and maintenance, occupant behaviour and indoor environment conditions. Consequently, energy-related occupant behaviour should be taken into account by energy simulation software. Previous researches (Bourgeois et al. 2006, Buso 2012, Fabi 2012) already revealed the differences in terms of energy loads between considering occupants' behaviour as stochastic processes rather than deterministic inputs, due to the uncertain nature of human behaviour. In this paper, new stochastic models of users’ interaction with artificial lighting systems are developed and implemented in the energy simulation software IDA ICE. They were developed from field measurements in an office building in Prague. The aim is to evaluate the impact of a user's switching action over whole building energy consumption. Indeed, it is interesting not only to see the variance related to electric energy consumption, but the overall effect on a building's energy load.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSystem Simulation in Buildings 2014 : Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference
    Number of pages11
    Publication date2015
    ISBN (Print)978-2-930772-10-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event9th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings - Liège, Belgium
    Duration: 10 Dec 201412 Dec 2014
    Conference number: 9


    Conference9th International Conference on System Simulation in Buildings


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