Validation of Occupants’ Behaviour Models for Indoor Quality Parameter and Energy Consumption Prediction

Valentina Fabi, Martina Sugliano, Rune Korsholm Andersen, Stefano Paolo Corgnati

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Abstract

Occupants’ behaviour related to building control system plays a significant role to achieve thermal comfort and air quality in naturally-ventilated buildings. Generally, the published models of occupant's behavior are not validated, meaning that the predictive power has not yet been tested. For this reason, the validation of occupant's behavioral models is an issue that is gaining importance.In this paper validation was carried out through dynamic Building Energy Performance simulation (BEPS); behavioral models of windows opening and thermostats set-point published in literature were implemented in a dynamic BEPS software and the obtained results in terms of temperature, relative humidity and CO2 concentration were compared to real measurements. Through this comparison it will be possible to verify the accuracy of the implemented behavioral models.The models were able to reproduce the general tendencies in the measured temperatures but the simulation results diverged from the measured CO2 concentrations and relative humidity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume121
Pages (from-to)1805-1811
Number of pages7
ISSN1877-7058
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - Tianjin, China
Duration: 12 Jul 201515 Jul 2015
Conference number: 9

Conference

Conference9th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
Number9
CountryChina
CityTianjin
Period12/07/201515/07/2015

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Keywords

  • Validation of behavorial models
  • Indoor enviromental quality
  • Dynamic simulation

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