Simulating the impact of feedback on energy consumption and emission production in commercial buildings using agent-based approach

Mohammad Saeed Bastani, Somayeh Asadi

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3 Scopus citations

Abstract

Energy simulation software programs help designers and energy managers to have a better understanding about building energy consumption in the design phase, but there are some occupancy related factors that are missing in these software programs. Neglecting each of these factors may lead to underestimation or overestimation of energy consumption in commercial buildings during working hours. Also, energy managers cannot have a reliable comparison about efficiency of different energy saving policies due to abandoning these factors. In this regards, the current paper proposes an agent-based approach to simulate the impact of occupancy behavior on energy consumption and emission production of commercial buildings. A model was developed and then implemented in a case study to investigate the potential energy efficiency improvement of a simulation with dynamic occupancy parameters. The results of the developed model showed 19% discrepancy with eQuest as a conventional energy simulation software program over 27 months long period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2015
Subtitle of host publicationBirth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015
EditorsChristopher H. Raebel
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages78-90
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479070
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2015Mar 27 2015

Publication series

NameAEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015

Other

OtherArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period3/24/153/27/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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