Publications in Scientific Journals:

F. Tahmasebi, S. Mostofi, A. Mahdavi:
"Exploring the implications of different occupancy modelling approaches for building performance simulation results";
Energy Procedia, Proceedings of 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015 (2015), 172.

English abstract:
Occupancy patterns in building performance simulation are typically represented via fixed diversity profiles. More recently,
stochastic models have been developed to generate random non-repeating occupancy profiles. In this context, an important
question concerns the implications of occupancy modelling approaches for simulation results. The present contribution involves a
virtual office building for which annual and peak heating and cooling demands are simulated. Thereby, both conventional and
random profiles are deployed and different levels of occupants´ interaction with building systems are modelled. For the specific
case considered here, the results do not show a noticeable difference between conventional and stochastic occupancy models.

German abstract:
none - see english version

Stochastic occupancy models, typical fixed schedules, annual and peak heating and cooling demand

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