Editors: Enedir Ghisi, Ricardo Forgiarini Rupp, Pedro Fernandes Pereira

Series Title: Frontiers in Civil Engineering

Occupant Behaviour in Buildings: Advances and Challenges

Volume 6

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ISSN: 2468-4694 (Print)
ISSN: 2468-4708 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-833-4 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-832-7 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2021
DOI: 10.2174/97816810883271210601

Introduction

Occupant behaviour in buildings is a point of interest for building designers around the world. Functional buildings have a significant energy demand; therefore, improving the thermal and energy performance of such buildings requires knowledge about the variables that influence them. However, to increase the potential for improving thermal and energy performance of buildings, studies must also consider the occupant’s interactions with the built environment. The occupant behaviour influences the conditions of the internal environment through the occupation of indoor building spaces and through the interaction with building elements, such as air-conditioning, lighting, blinds and windows. Occupant Behaviour in Buildings: Advances and Challenges brings together reviews of these influential aspects, presenting updates on advances and questions that pose challenges in our current understanding of behavioural modeling and its application to building design. Special topics covered in the book include methods to survey occupant behavior, building design choices, occupant behaviour impact on a building's thermal and energy efficiency, and,finally, a simulation of occupants in a building.

Key Features

- Presents up-to-date information on occupant behaviour in buildings

- Eight chapters, written by renowned researchers, provide readers with useful insights on the subject

- Includes a case study of buildings in Brazil

- Structured reader-friendly content

- References for further reading

This reference is an informative resource for students and professionals in architecture, civil engineering, building information design, and urban planning. Readers interested in social and behavioural sciences will also gain insights on research methods that are helpful in investigating human behavior in urban dwellings.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Enedir Ghisi
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Department of Civil Engineering
Laboratory of Energy Efficiency in Buildings
Florianópolis-SC, 88040-900
Brazil


Ricardo Forgiarini Rupp
Technical University of Denmark
Department of Civil Engineering
International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy
2800 Kongens Lyngby
Denmark


Pedro Fernandes Pereira
University of Porto
Department of Civil Engineering
Building Physics Laboratory
Portugal




Contributor(s):
Aline Schaefer
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Florianópolis
Brazil


António Ruano
Universidade do Algarve
Faro
Portugal
/
IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico
Universidade de Lisboa
Lisboa
Portugal


Arthur Santos Silva
Laboratory of Analysis and Development of Buildings
Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul
Brazil


Enedir Ghisi
Laboratory of Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Department of Civil Engineering
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Florianópolis
Brazil


Fernando M. A. Henriques
Departamento de Engenharia Civil Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCT
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Caparica
Portugal


Hugo Entradas Silva
Departamento de Engenharia Civil Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, FCT
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Caparica
Portugal


João Vitor Eccel
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Florianópolis
Brazil


Karol Bot
Universidade do Algarve
Faro
Portugal


Manuela Almeida
ISISE, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Minho
Guimarães
Portugal


Maria da Graça Ruano
Universidade do Algarve
Faro
Portugal
/
CISUC
University of Coimbra
Coimbra
Portugal


Mateus V. Bavaresco
Laboratory of Energy Efficiency in Buildings, Department of Civil Engineering
Federal University of Santa Catarina
Florianópolis
Brazil


Nuno M. M. Ramos
CONSTRUCT – LFC Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Pedro F. Pereira
CONSTRUCT – LFC Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
University of Porto
Porto
Portugal


Ricardo Barbosa
ISISE, Department of Civil Engineering
University of Minho
Guimarães
Portugal


Ricardo F. Rupp
International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy, Department of Civil Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Kongens Lyngby
Denmark


Shen Wei
The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management
University College London, London
United Kingdom


Wei Yu
Joint International Research Laboratory of Green Buildings and Built Environments (Ministry of Education)
Chongqing University
Chongqing-400045
China
/
National Centre for International Research of Low-carbon and Green Buildings (Ministry of Science and Technology)
Chongqing University
Chongqing-400045
China


Yan Ding
School of Environmental Science and Engineering
Tianjin Key Laboratory of Indoor Air Environmental Quality Control Tianjin University
Tianjin - 072
China




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