Adding advanced behavioural models in whole building energy simulation: a study on the total energy impact of manual and automated lighting control

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2006.03.002
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TypeArticle
Journal titleEnergy and Buildings
Volume38
IssueJuly 7
Pages814823; # of pages: 10
Subjectuser behavioral models, lighting controls, building simulation, energy simulation, daylighting,; Energy efficiency
AbstractBehavioural models derived from on-going field studies can provide the basis for predicting personal action taken to adjust lighting levels, remedy direct glare, and save energy in response to physical conditions. Enabling these behavioural models in advanced lighting simulation programs, such as DAYSIM and the Lightswitch Wizard, allows for a more realistic estimate of lighting use under dynamic conditions. The current downside of these approaches is that the whole building energy impact of manual changes in blind settings and lighting use, including its effect on heating and cooling requirements, is not considered. A sub-hourly occupancy-based control model (SHOCC), which enables advanced behavioural models within whole building energy simulation, is presented. The considered behavioural models are the Lightswitch2002 algorithms for manual and automated light and blind control, while the investigated whole building energy simulation program is ESP-r.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number47690
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NPARC number20377432
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