The Importance of Occupancy and Energy Use Patterns on Predicting Building Energy Performance: a case study of a residential building in London

Book chapter


Zahiri, Sahar, Elsharkawy, H. and Shi, W. 2018. The Importance of Occupancy and Energy Use Patterns on Predicting Building Energy Performance: a case study of a residential building in London. in: Proceedings of the 4th IBPSA-England Conference on Building Simulation and Optimization IBPSA: Internationl Building Performance Simulation Association. pp. 665-671
AuthorsZahiri, Sahar, Elsharkawy, H. and Shi, W.
Abstract

This paper studies a building energy performance of a
council housing tower block in London, which was found
to consume significant energy for heating. The aim of this
study is to explore the impact of the occupancy and
heating energy use schedules of the building units in
predicting the building performance using DesignBuilder
(DB) dynamic simulation tool. This study adopts a
quantitative research design based on a survey
questionnaire, and dynamic simulation modelling and
analysis. The predicted building performance using the
dominant occupancy and energy use profiles was
compared against the simulation outputs using the
approved benchmark methodologies. The results show
that the building’s physical issues including damp and
mould, as well as the occupants’ patterns of operating
their homes have a considerable impact on the heating
energy use in the winter season and demonstrate the
importance of incorporating the exemplary occupancy
and energy use schedules into the building simulation
tools to predict feasible building performance.

Book titleProceedings of the 4th IBPSA-England Conference on Building Simulation and Optimization
Page range665-671
Year2018
PublisherIBPSA: Internationl Building Performance Simulation Association
Publication process dates
Deposited14 Nov 2018
Accepted14 Aug 2018
Accepted14 Aug 2018
EventBSO 2018: 4th Building Simulation and Optimization Conference
Web address (URL)http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BSO2018/6C-3.pdf
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