Realistic user behavior modeling for energy saving in residential buildings

Authors Jorge Martínez Gil
Georgios C. Chasparis
Bernhard Freudenthaler
Thomas Natschläger
Editors F. Morvan
R. Wagner
A. M. Tjoa
Title Realistic user behavior modeling for energy saving in residential buildings
Booktitle Proceedings of the 25th International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications - DEXA 2014
Type in proceedings
Publisher CPS
ISBN 978-1-4799-5722-4
Month September
Year 2014
Pages 121-125
SCCH ID# 1435
Abstract

Due to the high costs of live research, performance simulation has become a widely accepted method of assessment for the quality of proposed solutions in this field. Additionally, being able to simulate the behavior of the future occupants of a residential building can be very useful since it can support both design-time and run-time decisions leading to  reduced energy consumption through, e.g., the design of model predictive controllers that incorporate user behavior predictions. In this work, we provide a framework for simulating user behavior in residential buildings. In fact, we are interested in how to deal with all user behavior aspects so that these computer simulations can provide a realistic framework for testing alternative policies for energy saving.