Occupant Behavior Module for EnergyPlus/OpenStudio

Publication Title: Occupant Behavior Module for EnergyPlus/OpenStudio

Consortium Member(s): Ruthers University

Project Contact: Clinton J. Andrews

Date: April 30, 2016

This project develops a calibrated occupant behavior module that aids building design & operation by simulating user impacts on energy use. It builds upon a variety of fieldwork and modeling work conducted in 2013 and prior years on occupant behavior in small & medium-sized commercial buildings. The database was partitioned into a training dataset and a testing dataset for purposes of validation. The occupant behavior simulation software module extended a previous agent-based model to enable co-simulation with the EnergyPlus building energy model.