Publications in Scientific Journals:

A. Mahdavi, A. Mohammadi, E. Kabir, L. Lambeva:
"Shading and Lighting Operation in office Buildings in Austria: A Study of User Control Behavior";
Building Simulation, Volume 1 Number 2 June 2008 (2008), 111 - 117.

English abstract:
Occupants of buildings typically operate devices such as windows, shades, luminaires, radiators, and fans to bring about desirable indoor environmental conditions. These control actions can have a significant impact on buildings' performance (energy use, indoor climate). A better understanding of control-oriented user behavior can not only facilitate more accurate predicitons of buildings' performance, but also support the effective operation of buildings' service systems. This paper describes a study of control-oriented user behavior (as related to systems for lighting and shading) in three office buildings in Austria. The results specifically shed light on the relationship between control actions and environmental conditions inside and outside buildings.

building systems, indoor environment, occupants, control actions

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