The integration of low carbon energy systems with zero carbon housing and communities requires a detailed understanding of the scale and timing of energy demand. Household demand is closely related to occupant type and associated occupancy patterns. A high resolution occupancy modelling technique is proposed as a foundation for future demand modelling. Probability data is compiled for multiple occupant, household, and day types from Time-Use Survey data. A higher order Markov approach is then used to generate representative occupancy profiles over extended time periods. An improved method to model family interactions has also been developed.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Sep 2014|
|Event||1st International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future, ZCB2014, - Birmingham City University, Birmingham, United Kingdom|
Duration: 11 Sep 2014 → 12 Sep 2014
|Conference||1st International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future, ZCB2014,|
|Period||11/09/14 → 12/09/14|
- low-carbon in housing
- zero-carbon buildings
- energy consumption modelling
Flett, G. H., & Kelly, N. (2014). Towards detailed occupancy and demand modelling of low-carbon communities. Paper presented at 1st International Conference on Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future, ZCB2014, , Birmingham, United Kingdom.