Develop a new approach to evaluate energy savings, thermal comfort and IAQ from occupant-centric building controls

Meng Kong, Bing Dong, Jianshun Zhang, Xuezheng Wang

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Abstract

Occupant behavior is identified as one of the key factors influencing the energy use and indoor environmental quality of the building. Occupancy-centric control is famous for its potential to save building energy without sacrificing occupants' comfort. This study utilized two identical lab spaces, configured as typical open-plan offices, to investigate the performance of the occupancy-centric control in terms of energy-saving, indoor air quality, and thermal comfort. The results have demonstrated that occupancy-centric control could save around 28% total energy, including fan, cooling, and heating energy, with minimal impact on the air quality and thermal comfort.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012148
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume2069
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2 2021
Event8th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2021 - Copenhagen, Virtual, Denmark
Duration: Aug 25 2021Aug 27 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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