Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Mahdavi, C. Pröglhöf:
"User Behavior and EnergyPerformance in Buildings";
Talk: IEWT 2009 - 6.Internationale Energiewirtschaftstagung an der TU Wien - Energie, Wirtschaft und technologischer Fortschritt in Zeiten hoher Energiepreise, Wien, technische Universität; 2009-02-11 - 2009-02-13; in: "IEWT 2009 Energie, Wirtschaft und technologischer Fortschritt in Zeiten hoher Energiepreise", G. Brauner (ed.); (2009).

English abstract:
This paper presents the results of a recent study of people's presence and their interactions
with the buildings' environmental systems in a number of buildings in Austria. The intention
was to observe user control actions pertaining to building systems while considering the
indoor and outdoor environmental conditions under which those actions occurred. The
results of this study suggest that such interactions are difficult to predict at the level of an
individual person. However, general control-related behavioral trends and patterns for groups
of building occupants can be extracted from long-term observational data. Moreover, such
trends and patterns show in many instances significant relationships to measureable indoor
and outdoor environmental parameters. They can thus provide a reliable basis for occupancy
and control action models in performance simulation applications.

User behavior, performance simulation, energy use

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