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The diversity challenge in models of occupants' presence in buildings

Mahdavi, A; Tahmasebi, F; O'Brien, W; Gunay, HB; (2017) The diversity challenge in models of occupants' presence in buildings. In: Building Simulation Applications BSA 2017. (pp. pp. 339-344). bu,press: Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. Green open access

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Abstract

This contribution is concerned with a number of basic questions regarding inhabitants' presence in buildings: How diverse are office inhabitants' presence patterns? Aside from the differences in the absolute values of the defining markers of such patterns (e.g. arrival and departure times), to which extent do the respective distributions of the marker values differ from inhabitant to inhabitant? Are tendencies regarding presence patterns in one location transferrable to other locations? Can the diversity of presence patterns among the inhabitants be reproduced via the randomisation of the markers' mean values? To explore these questions, we use monitored presence data from two offices in two different locations. The findings point to considerable differences amongst inhabitants and locations. Moreover, an empirically observable diversity of the office workers' presence patterns cannot be simply reproduced based on the randomisation of generic presence patterns.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: The diversity challenge in models of occupants' presence in buildings
Event: 3rd IBPSA-Italy conference
ISBN-13: 9788860461360
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://bupress.unibz.it/it/building-simulation-ap...
Language: English
Additional information: © 2017 Free University of Bozen Bolzano. All rights reserved. Building Simulation Applications BSA 2017 ed. by Pernigotto, Giovanni; Gasparella, Andrea; Corrado, Vincenzo; Prada, Alessandro; Patuzzi, Francesco —excluding the cover and the quotations— is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License .
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10055627
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