Realistic User Behavior Modeling for Energy Saving in Residential Buildings Conference Paper uri icon


  • 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.

publication date

  • January 1, 2014