UCL Energy Institute


UCL Energy Institute joins International Energy Agency project simulating behaviour in buildings

28 April 2015


UCL Energy Institute has joined Nottingham University as UK representatives to IEA Annex 66: ‘Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behaviour in Buildings’.

The project held the first meeting of its working phase at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA, at the end of March. It seeks to design, develop, and integrate occupant behaviour into the leading building simulation models such as EnergyPlus, ESP-r and DesignBuilder, and will run until 2017.

UCL Energy Institute will be involved throughout, through the work of Subtask A: Occupant movement and presence models in buildings. The major output from this work will be a set of international best practice guidelines for monitoring and data collection for occupant behaviour and occupancy in buildings, with UCL researchers David Shipworth and Gesche Huebner being lead authors on the chapter on experimental design.