Talks and Poster Presentations (with Proceedings-Entry):

A. Mahdavi, C. Pröglhöf:
"Toward empirically-based models of people's presence and actions in buildings";
Talk: Building Simulation 2009, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow; 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-30; in: "Building Simulation 2009", L.B. McElroy, J.S. Turley (ed.); (2009), 8 pages.

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

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