Room-level Occupancy Simulation Model for Private Households

Sebastian Wolf*, Davide Cali, Maria Justo Alonso, Rongling Li, Rune Korsholm Andersen, John Krogstie, Henrik Madsen

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This work presents a novel occupancy simulation model for residential buildings. The main contribution is that occupancy is simulated at room level, as opposed to more course spatial resolutions in previous studies. The model is based on a time-use survey conducted in Denmark including several thousand households. It is formulated as an inhomogeneous hidden Markov model. The simulated occupancy profiles take into account the variables week day, time of day, occupant age and family type. Preliminary results show that they are in good agreement with the measurements.
Original languageEnglish
Article number012126
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventCISBAT 2019: Climate Resilient Cities - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era - EPFL Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
Duration: 4 Sept 20196 Sept 2019


ConferenceCISBAT 2019
LocationEPFL Lausanne
SponsorSwiss Federal Office of Energy
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