An experimental lab study of interaction between building energy-efficient measures and occupants’ behaviors
Many studies merely focus on adoption energy efficient measures (EEMs), rather than to
bring a structured understanding of how these measures will influence occupant behavior
and how the changes in occupant behavior will, in turn, impact expected energy savings
caused by EEMs. As a result, the modeling and analysis of interaction between EEMs
and occupants’ behaviors is insufficient to reach occupant-centric energy efficient.
To the best of our knowledge, the project is an original research to explore the
interaction among energy, EEMs and occupant behavior using lab experiment. Students
are the most important target group in the research. The project will publish a guide to
outline how students can incorporated energy-saving behavior into daily routines and
activities for promoting last behavior change. For enhancing the awareness of how
individual behavior may influence energy efficient of the building, we will open a course
to transfer knowledge to students.