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Type: Conference paper
Title: Testing the sensitivity of user patterns in building energy performance simulation
Author: Wijekoon Mudiyanselage, E.
Soebarto, V.
Citation: Proceedings of Building Simulation 2011: 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association, 14-16 November, 2011, Sydney: pp.326-333
Publisher: IBPSA
Publisher Place: Australia
Issue Date: 2011
Conference Name: International Building Performance Simulation Association Conference (12th : 2011 : Sydney, Australia)
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Erandi Samarakoon and Veronica Soebarto
Abstract: In this study, the sensitivity of occupancy behaviour on building energy simulation is investigated. Given the changing nature of the office environment as well as advances in technology, standardised user patterns may have become out dated. This research investigates the importance of reliable occupancy patterns by simulating a representative office building in the Adelaide CBD, varying the hours of use, thermostat settings, lighting use and ancillary appliances, which are all largely user dependant, and comparing the results against variations in the building envelope. This in turn helps demonstrate the importance of Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) as an energy conservation measure.
Rights: Authors retain the copyright while having granted IBPSA a nonexclusive right to publish the paper, but only in unmodified form.
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