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CBE Occupant Feedback Toolkit

CBE’s Occupant Feedback Toolkit is a fast and cost-effective way of collecting and understanding occupant feedback. Originally developed by the Center for the Built Environment (CBE) at the University of California, Berkeley for research purposes, this resource has become widely adopted by manufacturers, building owners and design professionals to evaluate energy-efficient systems and technologies, and to understand how ...more »

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Occupant feedback toolkit for evaluation of energy saving technologies and building performance

To increase adoption of energy efficient products and systems we need to understand if and how these products will impact the occupants of a building. While many building owners want to save energy, energy is still very cheap – by an order of magnitude - compared to the salaries of people who work in buildings. Therefore owners are unlikely to invest in energy efficiency if they are not confident that new products will ...more »

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Dynamic Occupants behaviour in current building simulations tools using Agent-Based Modelling

Energy simulation tools that are commonly used in the industry including TAS, TRNSys, and Energy Plus, are highly sensitive to occupancy related inputs such as energy consumption rates and occupant schedules. Although these software allow for variations in hourly occupancy loads, yet, they consider occupants as static entities in the modelling process; that all occupants have same energy consumption patterns with static ...more »

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