Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Mahdavi, A. Mohammadi, E. Kabir, L. Lambeva:
"User control actions in buildings: Patterns and impact";
Talk: WellBeing Indoors - Clima 2007 10-14 June - Helsinki - Finland, Helsinki, Finnland; 2007-06-10 - 2007-06-14; in: "WellBeing Indoors - Clima 2007 10-14 June - Helsinki - Finland", O. Seppänen, J. Säteri (ed.); Finvac, (2007), ISBN: 978-952-99898-2-9; Paper ID C03, 8 pages.

English abstract:
In most buildings, occupants operate control devices such as windows, shades, luminaries,
radiators, and fans to bring about desirable indoor environmental conditions. Knowledge of
such user actions is crucial toward accurate prediction of building performance (energy use,
indoor climate) and effective operation of building service systems. This paper describes an
effort to observe control-oriented occupant behavior in two office buildings in Austria over a
period of one year. Thereby, user control actions as related to one or more of the building
systems for ambient lighting, shading, window ventilation, and heating were monitored
together with indoor and outdoor environmental parameters. The collected data is being
analyzed to explore relationships between the kinds and frequency of the control actions and
the magnitude and dynamism of indoor and outdoor environmental changes. Moreover,
implications of user actions for building performance (e.g. energy consumption) are studied.

Mahdavi, Mohammadi, Kabir, Lambeva, TU Wien, Abteilung Bauphysik Bauökologie

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