Total utility demand prediction for multi-dwelling sites considering variation of occupant behavior schedules

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Abstract

Based on the authors' previous works, this paper describes a new methodology that uses a bottom-up approach for accurately calculating the time series utility loads (e.g., energy, power, city water, hot water, etc.) for multi-dwelling systems, including residential buildings, residential block areas, and even the entire city. This calculation considers the behavioral variations of the inhabitants of the dwellings. The proposed method constitutes a procedure for calculating cooling/ heating loads based on a series of Monte Carlo simulations where the HVAC on/off state and the indoor heat generation schedules are varied at a time interval. A data set of time-varying inhabitant behavior schedules with a 15-minute time resolution was integrated into the model. The established model, which is called the Total Utility Demand Prediction System (TUD-PS), was integrated to estimate a multi-dwelling system, where we can accurately predict various peak demands and seasonal or annual demands. By applying this method to a typical residential building, we highlighted several advantages of TUD-PS.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Event12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: Nov 14 2011Nov 16 2011

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Other12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period11/14/1111/16/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture
  • Modelling and Simulation

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    Tanimoto, J., Hagishima, A., Iwai, T., & Ikegaya, N. (2011). Total utility demand prediction for multi-dwelling sites considering variation of occupant behavior schedules. Paper presented at 12th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association Building Simulation 2011, BS 2011, Sydney, NSW, Australia.