IEA-EBC Annex 66: Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA- EBC Annex 66 Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behaviour in Buildings” in 2013. The project will run till 2017.
The objectives of this Annex are outlined to address the following fundamental research question: How to develop quantitative descriptions of the influence of occupant behaviour on building performance, in order to analyse and evaluate the impact of occupant behaviour on building energy consumption?
The main focus of this Annex is categorised into four components which contribute towards solving the fundamental research question:
- identify quantitative descriptions and classifications of occupant behaviour;
- develop effective calculation methodologies of occupant behaviour;
- implement occupant behaviour models with building energy simulation tools;
- demonstrate the occupant behaviour models in design, evaluation and operation and optimisation by case studies.
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