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Occupant behaviour in buildings

Improving the energy efficiency of the buildings in which we live and work requires not just changes in construction techniques, or the use of more energy efficient technologies. Human behaviour also shapes and influences energy usage in complex and sometimes counter-intuitive ways. The papers in this collection present a series of datasets designed to help researchers explore this important topic. It is hoped that these works will help guide policy development and spark wider data sharing among researchers studying human behaviour in relation to our built environment.

Organised by Gesche Margarethe Huebner & Ardeshir Mahdavi 

Comment

Climate change cannot be addressed without improving the energy efficiency of the buildings in which we live and work. The papers in this collection describe and release a series of datasets that help us understand how occupants influence and experience building energy use, both to aid future research and policy-development, and to spark wider data sharing in this important area.

Comment | Open Access | | Scientific Data

Research

Measurement(s) Occupancy • room temperature ambient air • humidity • radiation • temperature of air • atmospheric wind speed • atmospheric wind direction • electrical energy Technology Type(s) sensor • Gauge or Meter Device Sample Characteristic - Organism Homo sapiens Sample Characteristic - Environment office building Sample Characteristic - Location Vienna

Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9822623

Data Descriptor | Open Access | | Scientific Data

Measurement(s) behavior • humidity • Occupancy • degree of illumination • atmospheric wind speed • carbon dioxide • Demographics • temperature of air Technology Type(s) Thermostat Device • Survey • sensor Sample Characteristic - Organism Homo sapiens Sample Characteristic - Environment office building Sample Characteristic - Location United States of America

Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9791435

Data Descriptor | Open Access | | Scientific Data

Measurement(s) Ventilation • Occupancy • humidity • temperature of air • carbon dioxide Technology Type(s) Carbon Dioxide Monitor Device • sensor • Temperature Sensor Device • Electrically Open Reed Device Factor Type(s) indoor environment Sample Characteristic - Organism Homo sapiens Sample Characteristic - Environment office building Sample Characteristic - Location Germany

Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9785606

Data Descriptor | Open Access | | Scientific Data

Measurement(s) Natural Language • Demographics • humidity • response to temperature stimulus • temperature of air • geographic location • room temperature ambient air Technology Type(s) Survey • sensor Sample Characteristic - Organism Homo sapiens Sample Characteristic - Environment building Sample Characteristic - Location Oman • Kingdom of Spain • Ecuador • Chile • Malaysia • Iraq • Poland • Nigeria • Iran • Italy • United States of America • Germany • Brazil • Jordan • Kingdom of the Netherlands • Greece • Sweden • Kingdom of Denmark • India • Sri Lanka • Uganda • South Korea • Republic of China • United Arab Emirates • Australia • French Republic • United Kingdom • Japan • Indonesia • China

Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9805289

Data Descriptor | Open Access | | Scientific Data

Measurement(s) electrical energy • occupant energy literacy • atmospheric weather • climate Technology Type(s) Monitoring Device • Gauge or Meter Device • survey method • digital curation Sample Characteristic - Environment residential building Sample Characteristic - Location Commonwealth of Virginia

Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9891995

Data Descriptor | Open Access | | Scientific Data

Measurement(s) carbon dioxide • humidity • visible light energy • occupant count • temperature of air • indoor airflow Technology Type(s) sensor • digital camera • damper position Sample Characteristic - Organism Homo sapiens Sample Characteristic - Environment office building Sample Characteristic - Location Kingdom of Denmark

Machine-accessible metadata file describing the reported data: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.9971549

Data Descriptor | Open Access | | Scientific Data