The Role of Space Design in Energy Prediction of Multi-functional Spaces in Public Buildings

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Abstract

In building energy predictions, the default occupancy is defined by the space function with fixed schedules. However, the occupancy of public buildings, such as galleries, recreational and educational buildings, have great variations during high and low seasons. In multi-functional public spaces, occupancy is related to space design features, which would determine the types of activities and occupants’ duration of presences. This research investigates the impacts of space design on occupancy in multi-functional spaces of public buildings using multiple cases. This study confirms that considering actual space design features will contribute in improving the accuracy of energy predictions in public buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild
Subtitle of host publicationco-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA
PublisherASHRAE
Pages229-236
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jun 2016

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Delzendeh, E., & Wu, S. (2016). The Role of Space Design in Energy Prediction of Multi-functional Spaces in Public Buildings. In 2018 Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild : co-organized by ASHRAE and IBPSA-USA (pp. 229-236). ASHRAE.