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51st AiCARR International Conference

THE HUMAN DIMENSION
OF BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Venice (Italy), February 20–22, 2019

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The human factor affects significantly the actual energy performance over the building life cycle. The incorporation of behavioral insights into the building design and operation is starting to be recognized as a key topic. Research efforts are therefore needed for fully integrating human dimensions in the building energy performance: data on occupant behaviour have to be collected and properly elaborated; drivers and motivations have to be understood; indexes describing users comfort preferences and the impact on health and productivity have to be identified; new modeling approaches and tools need to be developed; design and operating strategies centered on occupants have to be defined.

This paradigm shift, based on occupants more than on advanced systems and technologies to reduce energy costs, activates a virtuous process, where not only occupants can benefit from it but also building owners, building operators and energy managers, enhancing comfort conditions and productivity and making more cost effective and energy efficient the whole process. 

The conference will gather researchers, professionals and practitioners from across the world to present and discuss the latest research on this topic. On behalf  of the Organizing Committee, we  warmly invite you to join us in Venice.

All papers will be presented in English.
Simultaneous translation in NOT provided.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Occupant Data, comfort and satisfaction

Indoor environmental parameters (thermal, visual, aural, and olfactory comfort) in the context of energy-related occupant actions and preferences

Health, human performance and productivity in the built environment

Ergonomics of built environment, and design of flexible spaces
Demand based comfort, adaptive comfort

Occupant modelling and digital tools

Tracking and Data analysis (data mining, machine learning, artificial intelligence, statistical modelling)

Applications of occupant behaviour models in design, evaluation and operation optimization

Time-related factors, activity profiling and occupancy patterns

Building energy dynamic simulations, real time simulations

Simulated and actual energy consumption

Occupant-centric building operating strategies

Building automation systems, Internet of Things, BIM

Controls usability and O&M of building energy systems

Integration of advanced techniques and tools for HVAC system design and operation

Demand-response and smart technologies for high performing buildings Personalised comfort

Policies and social implications related to
occupants and energy consumption

Engagement, exploration and empowerment strategies

Occupants Inter- and Intra-Individual
differences for reducing inequalities

Fuel poverty

 



         

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