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dc.contributor.authorCarlucci, Salvatore
dc.contributor.authorLobaccaro, Gabriele
dc.contributor.authorLi, Yong
dc.contributor.authorCatto Lucchino, Elena
dc.contributor.authorRamaci, Roberta
dc.identifier.citationEnergy and Buildings. 2016, 127 279-300.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractBuilding performance simulation is frequently used to support building design, renovation, and operation. However, modelers are traditionally concerned with accurately describing technical input data, and have only limited interest in investigating the influence of occupant behavior on buildings’ energy performance. To fill this gap, this article examines the effects of stochastically generated occupancy schedules on the energy performance of a multiresidential high-rise building located in Shanghai, China. The building’s energy performance is analyzed under two design proposals: a law-compliant proposal developed by the designers, and a second proposal conceived through an automatized optimization process. A statistical analysis quantifies the energy implications of adopting different degrees of randomness when creating occupancy and occupancy-dependent schedules. Simulation outcomes show that temporal and spatial randomness of occupancy and occupancy-dependent schedules have a statistically significant influence on the building’s energy performance, with an estimated uncertainty of up to 10%. At least in Shanghai, occupant behavior affects cooling more than heating, and its influence on the energy performance is stronger in high-performance buildings than in poorly insulated ones. Finally, accurate modeling of high-performance buildings would require a detailed and precise description of occupancy and occupant-dependent input variables even if this increases the modeling effort and costs.nb_NO
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectBuilding ytelse simuleringnb_NO
dc.subjectBuilding performance simulationnb_NO
dc.subjectOccupant behaviornb_NO
dc.subjectMatematisk optimeringnb_NO
dc.subjectMathematical optimizationnb_NO
dc.subjectEnergibruk i bygningernb_NO
dc.subjectEnergy use in buildingsnb_NO
dc.titleThe effect of spatial and temporal randomness of stochastically generated occupancy schedules on the energy performance of a multiresidential buildingnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Arkitektur og bygningsteknologi: 531nb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Architecture and building technology: 531nb_NO
dc.source.journalEnergy and Buildingsnb_NO
dc.relation.projectSiU, Senter for internasjonalisering av utdanning: UTF-2014/10069nb_NO
dc.description.localcode© 2016. This is the authors’ accepted and refereed manuscript to the article. LOCKED until 12.5.2018 due to copyright restrictions. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for bygg, anlegg og transport
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for byggekunst, historie og teknologi

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