Investigating Building Performance

Publication Title: Investigating building performance through simulation of occupant behavior (Greenbuild 2012) 

Consortium Member(s): Rutgers University

Project Contact: Clinton J. Andrews

Date: October 31, 2012

This research investigates opportunities for improving building performance and occupant satisfaction through an iterative process of empirical fieldwork in green buildings and computer simulation modeling. This project demonstrates that the simulation-modeling framework is feasible and useful. Additionally, this project has generated a variety of important empirical insights about how the usability of building-level green features and social and organizational factors affect occupant and operator behavior.