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3rd Experts meeting of IEA EBC Annex 79 “Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation”

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As of June 2019, Annex 79 has been approved for a three-year working phase! The first meeting of this phase will take place in Perugia Italy on Sept. 9-10, 2019

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.


Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.


Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand.


The convergence of these trends has necessitated a new look at how occupants are incorporated into building design and operation practice throughout the building life-cycle.


The field of occupant modelling emerged over four decades ago; however, it has surged in the past decade – particularly as a result of IEA EBC Annex 66 – “Simulation and Definition of Occupant Behaviour in Buildings”.


Annex 66 played an important role in formalizing experimental research methods, modeling and model validation, and occupant simulation.


Given the number of unanswered questions about occupant comfort and behaviour and minimal penetration of advanced occupant modelling into practice, this follow-up Annex 79 - “Occupant-centric building design and operation”, explores these issues while also focusing on application and knowledge transfer to practitioners.


The (successful) proposal for Annex 79 can be downloaded here.


Congress Registration fee € 250,00 (22% VAT included)


Registration fee include:

  • Access to all Conference sessions
  • Congress kit
  • Transfer from hotel to venue site and vice versa (at 8am and 5pm)
  • Transfer to Fiumicino Airport or Rome Termini Station on 10th September (on request)
  • Coffee breaks, light lunches, social dinner
  • Perugia Guided Walking tour




Assisi  Guided Walking Tour € 39,00 p.p. (included services: transport by bus to Assisi, guided visit of Basilica of St. Francis and Assisi town center) Organized for minimum 20 participants – maximum 54 participants.




Orvieto Guided Walking Tour € 55,00 p.p. (included services: transport by bus to Orvieto, guided visit of Piazza Cahen and Orvieto Cathedral)
Organized for minimum 20 participants – maximum 54 participants.

IEA EBC Annex 79 / Ventievènti – E20 s.r.l.
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