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Reference procedures for obtaining occupancy profiles in residential buildings

Reference procedures for obtaining occupancy profiles in residential buildings
Reference procedures for obtaining occupancy profiles in residential buildings
This report presents the main findings of the activity 4.4 “Reference procedures for obtaining occupancy profiles in residential building” belonging to IEA EBC Annex 66 Subtask A. The activity was conducted with the aim of providing methods to describe occupancy in residential buildings and technical approaches to define occupancy profiles for energy simulations. Occupancy data can be classified into four levels: presence status (“occupied” and “unoccupied”), number of occupants, place in the space and activity. Occupants’ profiles can be defined by considering how people occupy the building, how they use the systems (heating, cooling, etc.), and how they interact with devices including windows, blinds, lights, appliances, etc. Occupancy profiles may differ significantly from each other and affect the energy performance of buildings. Their determination is essential as they are necessary inputs to energy building simulation. Based on these considerations, the report is focused on:
1. Investigating the procedures used to obtain occupancy profiles and their limitations;
2. Identifying the problems of data collection methods;
3. Characterizing different types of variables necessary to define representative occupancy profiles.
To achieve the aims above, the following steps were done:
1. Completing a literature review by considering different residential context and doing a classification (by continent, methodology, type of statistical analysis and other);
2. Providing information about methodologies for data collection and processing;
3. Define the variables to be considered in surveys to get occupancy profiles.
De Simone, Marilena
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Carpino, Cristina
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Mora, Dafni
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Gauthier, Stephanie
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Aragon, Victoria
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Ulukavak Harputlugil, Gülsu
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De Simone, Marilena
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Carpino, Cristina
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Mora, Dafni
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Gauthier, Stephanie
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Aragon, Victoria
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Ulukavak Harputlugil, Gülsu
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De Simone, Marilena, Carpino, Cristina, Mora, Dafni, Gauthier, Stephanie, Aragon, Victoria and Ulukavak Harputlugil, Gülsu (2018) Reference procedures for obtaining occupancy profiles in residential buildings 5pp.

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Abstract

This report presents the main findings of the activity 4.4 “Reference procedures for obtaining occupancy profiles in residential building” belonging to IEA EBC Annex 66 Subtask A. The activity was conducted with the aim of providing methods to describe occupancy in residential buildings and technical approaches to define occupancy profiles for energy simulations. Occupancy data can be classified into four levels: presence status (“occupied” and “unoccupied”), number of occupants, place in the space and activity. Occupants’ profiles can be defined by considering how people occupy the building, how they use the systems (heating, cooling, etc.), and how they interact with devices including windows, blinds, lights, appliances, etc. Occupancy profiles may differ significantly from each other and affect the energy performance of buildings. Their determination is essential as they are necessary inputs to energy building simulation. Based on these considerations, the report is focused on:
1. Investigating the procedures used to obtain occupancy profiles and their limitations;
2. Identifying the problems of data collection methods;
3. Characterizing different types of variables necessary to define representative occupancy profiles.
To achieve the aims above, the following steps were done:
1. Completing a literature review by considering different residential context and doing a classification (by continent, methodology, type of statistical analysis and other);
2. Providing information about methodologies for data collection and processing;
3. Define the variables to be considered in surveys to get occupancy profiles.

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Published date: 20 May 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 427525
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/427525
PURE UUID: d9fd40f0-3ccb-4cc8-abd9-aa2cc3ff20a0
ORCID for Stephanie Gauthier: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1720-1736
ORCID for Victoria Aragon: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6175-9454

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Date deposited: 22 Jan 2019 17:30
Last modified: 27 Jan 2020 13:51

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Author: Marilena De Simone
Author: Cristina Carpino
Author: Dafni Mora
Author: Victoria Aragon ORCID iD
Author: Gülsu Ulukavak Harputlugil

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