Occupant behavior and energy consumption in dwellings
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There are several dimensions of occupant behavior and energy consumption of dwellings: dwelling characteristics including the energy and indoor comfort management systems, building envelope, lighting and appliances; occupant characteristics including the social, educational and economical; and actual behavior, including the control of heating, ventilation and lighting of spaces, and appliance use, hot water use, washing, bathing, and cleaning. Attempting to understand this complexity asks for a methodology that covers both quantitative and qualitative methods; and both cross-sectional and longitudinal data collection, working interdisciplinary among the domains of design for sustainability, environmental psychology, and building and design informatics. The main question that this issue of A+BE deals with is: How much does the occupant behavior influence the energy consumption of dwellings in the Netherlands, and how could we identify

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  • : Merve Bedir
  • : BK Books
  • : 9789492516985
  • : Engels
  • : Paperback
  • : 266
  • : november 2017
  • : 618
  • : 235 x 190 x 17 mm.
  • : A+BE Architecture and the Built Environment