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Dugar, Yash (author)
Buildings don’t use energy: People do. Do highly efficient homes really save energy? Counter-intuitively, dwellings that use less energy have low energy efficiency, and those with higher energy consumption have higher efficiency. Moreover, even accurate building energy simulation for multiple buildings could not predict the actual energy...
master thesis 2019
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Ortiz, Marco A. (author), Bluyssen, P.M. (author)
To better understand home energy consumption, it is important to study the behaviours of occupants in their homes, especially in relation to their comfort needs. A mixed methods study comprising of a questionnaire, interviews, indoor environmental parameters monitoring, and energy consumption readings was performed to group home occupants...
journal article 2019
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Guerra Santin, O. (author), Bosch, H. (author), Budde, P. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Boess, S.U. (author), Klein, T. (author), Silvester, S. (author)
A number of facade solutions have been developed in recent years to solve the problem of large-scale renovation of housing. In the Netherlands, housing associations have the ambition to achieve an energy-neutral renovation approach, and so, some aim at energy neutrality. However, few address the complexity of multi-family rental dwellings and...
journal article 2018
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Ioannou, A. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author), Agarwal, Tushar (author)
Indoor thermal comfort is generally assessed using the PMV or the adaptive model. This research presents the results obtained by in-situ real time measurements of thermal comfort and thermal comfort perception in 17 residential dwellings in the Netherlands. The study demonstrates the new possibilities offered by relatively cheap, sensor-rich...
journal article 2018
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van den Brom, P.I. (author), Meijer, A. (author), Visscher, H.J. (author)
The difference between actual and calculated energy is called the ‘energy-performance gap’. Possible explanations for this gap are construction mistakes, improper adjusting of equipment, excessive simplification in simulation models and occupant behaviour. Many researchers and governmental institutions think the occupant is the main cause of...
journal article 2017
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Guerra Santin, O. (author), Silvester, S. (author)
Building simulations are often used to predict energy demand and to determine the financial feasibility of the low-carbon projects. However, recent research has documented large differences between actual and predicted energy consumption. In retrofit projects, this difference creates uncertainty about the payback periods and, as a consequence...
journal article 2017
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Ioannou, A. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author)
Reducing energy consumption in the residential sector is an imperative EU goal until 2020. An important boundary condition in buildings is that energy savings shouldn’t be achieved at the expense of thermal comfort. There is, however, little known about comfort perception in residential buildings and its relation to the PMV theory. In this...
journal article 2017
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Guerra Santin, O. (author), Boess, S.U. (author), Konstantinou, T. (author), Romero Herrera, N.A. (author), Klein, T. (author), Silvester, S. (author)
Large differences between the expected and actual energy consumption have been found in energy efficient dwellings. Research has shown that these differences are partially caused by occupant behaviour. The financing and payback periods of low carbon technologies are often uncertain because of the impact of the occupants on building...
journal article 2017
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Ioannou, A. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author), Kornaat, Wim (author)
poster 2016
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Ioannou, A. (author), Itard, L.C.M. (author), Kornaat, Wim (author)
Buildings in Europe are the largest end use sector and especially residential buildings account for two thirds of this energy use. Despite the fact that building characteristics play a major role in a dwelling’s energy consumption, occupant characteristics and behaviour significantly affect this energy use as well. The Ecommon campaign monitored...
conference paper 2016
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Cuerda, E. (author), Guerra Santin, O. (author), Neila Gonzalez, F.J. (author), Romero Herrera, N.A. (author)
Recent research has shown large differences between the expected and the actual energy consumption in buildings. The differences have been attributed partially, to the assumptions made during the design phase of buildings when simulation methods are employed. More accurate occupancy profiles on building operation could help to carry out more...
conference paper 2015
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Guerra Santin, O. (author)
The energy required for space heating has been significantly reduced in recent decades by making use of insulation and more efficient heating and ventilation systems. Even so, wide variations in energy consumption are still observed between similar dwellings and between actual and predicted levels. It is thought that these variations stem from...
conference paper 2012
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Bedir, M. (author), Harputlugil, G.U. (author), Itard, L. (author)
In this paper, we focus on the influence of occupant behaviour on the energy performance of dwellings, before and after renovation process. In this context, ‘ventilation control pattern’, ‘maintenance’, and ‘heating energy demand’ are selected as the key parameters of the study. The aim is to reveal the sensitivity of energy performance of a...
conference paper 2011
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Bedir, M. (author), Harputlugil, G.U. (author), Itard, L. (author)
In this paper, we focus on the influence of occupant behaviour on the energy performance of dwellings, before and after renovation process. In this context, ‘ventilation control pattern’, ‘maintenance’, and ‘heating energy demand’ are selected as the key parameters of the study. The aim is to reveal the sensitivity of energy performance of a...
conference paper 2011
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Van Dam, S.S. (author), Bakker, C.A. (author), Van Hal, J.D.M. (author)
Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), e.g. energy monitors, are intermediary products that can visualize, manage, and/or monitor the energy use of other products or whole households. HEMS increasingly receive attention for their role in energy conservation in households. A literature review and a case study examine the mid-term effectiveness ...
journal article 2010
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Hasselaar, E. (author)
Occupants and housing managers deal with several environmental problems in dwellings. To support the diagnosis of cause and effect and to promote good communication about health hazards, indicators of the relationship between physical properties, occupancy patterns and health risks are needed. The research project focussed on the selection of...
conference paper 2009
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