Elham Kabir, Abdolazim Mohammadi, Ardeshir Mahdavi, Claus Pröglhöf
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2007, Beijing, China

The effectiveness of building performance simulation can be increased if more reliable information regarding user presence and behavior in buildings become available. In this context, the present contribution describes a study of control-oriented actions by the occupants of 6 offices in an office building over a period of nine months. The results suggest that control behavior may be related to both indoor environmental conditions and outdoor environment parameters. Such relationships can contribute to generation of dependable user action models that could be used in building performance simulation applications.