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.
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