Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Exploring occupant behavior in buildings : methods and challenges / Andreas Wagner, William O'Brien, Bing Dong, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central (owned titles)    View Resource Record  
Springer eBooks    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 310 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction / Andreas Wagner, William O'Brien and Bing Dong -- Occupancy and occupants' actions / Marcel Schweiker, Salvatore Carlucci, Rune Korsholm Andersen, Bing Dong, and William O'Brien -- Designing research / David Shipworth and Gesche M. Huebner -- Sensing and data acquisition / Bing Dong, Mikkel Baun Kjærgaard, Marilena De Simone, H. Burak Gunay, William O'Brien, Dafni Mora, Jakub Dziedzic, and Jie Zhao -- Introduction to occupant research approaches / William O'Brien, Andreas Wagner and Julia K. Day -- In situ approaches to studying occupants / William O'Brien, Sara Gilani and H. Burak Gunay -- Laboratory approaches to studying occupants / Andreas Wagner, Rune Korsholm Andersen, Hui Zhang, Richard de Dear, Marcel Schweiker, Edwin Goh, Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt, Rita Streblow, Francesco Goia, and Sumee Park -- Survey and interview approaches to studying occupants / Julia K. Day -- Validation and ground truths / Da Yan, Chuang Wang, Xiaohang Feng, and Bing Dong -- Structured building data management : ontologies, queries, and platforms / Ardeshir Mahdavi, Mahnameh Taheri, Matthias Schuss, Farhang Tahmasebi, and Stefan Glawischnig -- Ethics and privacy / Chien-fei Chen, Marcel Schweiker and Julia K. Day -- Concluding remarks and future outlook / William O'Brien, Andreas Wagner and Bing Dong
Summary "This book is the first to comprehensively cover research methods for building occupant behavior. As this is of growing importance for building design and for building performance optimization, the book aims to provide a sound scientific basis for experimental studies in this field. It introduces the reader to fundamental questions about the topic and unfolds the different fields related to occupant actions and comfort. This is followed by general questions about developing an appropriate research method and experimental design. A comprehensive overview of sensors for monitoring environmental and behavioral and action-related quantities helps to set up an experiment. In this context, different experimental environments and data collection methods (in-situ, laboratories, surveys) are introduced and discussed in terms of their suitability for the respective research question. Furthermore, data management and reporting is addressed. The book concludes with fundamental challenges in conducting occupant studies, with chapters on ground truth, ethics and privacy."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at chapter ends
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 3, 2017)
Subject Buildings -- Energy conservation.
Buildings -- Energy consumption.
Computer simulation.
Facility management.
Sociology -- Research.
Form Electronic book
Author Dong, Bing, 1980- editor
O'Brien, Liam (William), editor
Wagner, Andreas, 1959- editor
ISBN 3319614649 (electronic bk.)
9783319614649 (electronic bk.)