Introduction

Andreas Wagner, William O’Brien, Bing Dong

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Abstract

Occupant behavior has a major influence on building energy consumption. With tightening requirements towards building energy performance and sustainability, awareness of the importance of understanding building occupants’ behavioral and presence patterns has risen, yet the latter are often treated in a highly simplistic manner. There is a lack of a consistent research framework with regard to data collection on occupant behavior from experiments. Therefore, this book which emerged from work in the IEA Energy in Buildings and Communities Annex 66 Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings, provides guidance to organize research from conception and design to study phase, and then validation, data management, and ethics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationExploring Occupant Behavior in Buildings
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Challenges
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages1-5
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319614649
ISBN (Print)9783319614632
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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Wagner, A., O’Brien, W., & Dong, B. (2017). Introduction. In Exploring Occupant Behavior in Buildings: Methods and Challenges (pp. 1-5). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61464-9_1