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The whole dissertation consists of four parts. In the first chapter of part 1 (chapters 2–4), the development of a theoretical occupant‐behaviour model is described based on the comprehensive literature review. In this context, the reference level is introduced as the entity to which all input values deriving from the body’s sensory systems are compared. Therefore, the reference level has a special place in the model, because the decision whether to perform or not to perform a certain type of behaviour is based on the outcome of this comparison.
Post date: 25 May 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 6 May 2010
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Post date: 6 May 2010
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Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Tool

By addressing all aspects simultaneously, ESP-r allows the designer to explore the complex relationships between a building's form, fabric, air flow, plant and control. ESP-r is based on a finite volume, conservation approach in which a problem (specified in terms of geometry, construction, operation, leakage distribution, etc.) is transformed into a set of conservation equations (for energy, mass, momentum, etc.) which are then integrated at successive time-steps in response to climate, occupant and control system influences.
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
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Post date: 5 Feb 2010
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Post date: 19 Jan 2010
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Post date: 27 Dec 2009
Type: Event

Web suite of building energy simulators that model energy, comfort, and daylighting performance, and give estimates of the long-term cost of utilities. The simulations restrict flexibility in order to offer users greater ease-of-use and speed. The tool can be quickly mastered by non-technical designers, and runs fast enough to allow them the scope to experiment with many different versions of a design during a single sitting.
Post date: 11 Dec 2009
Type: Tool