Building use modes impact on simulation results and scheme evaluation

Building use modes are important for energy consumption simulation. But few research concerns building use modes, such as people behavior of opening/closing window, room temperature for airconditioner running, and air-conditioning space and time. In this paper, a more reasonable and practical use mode approaching the reality is proposed for building performance simulation. And this mode is compared with a ‘standard use mode’ common used in most simulation tools. Results show different building use modes will influence simulation results—energy and economic evaluation for one scheme.