Y.Gao, X. L.Zhang, D.yan
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2007, Beijing, China

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.