Title: Dynamic Methodology for the Evaluation of Occupant Behaviour and Residential Energy Consumption
Other Contributors: BLOEM Johannes
Publisher: JRC
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC95121
ISBN: 978-92-79-54557-3
ISSN: 1831-9424
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC95121
DOI: 10.2790/105448
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Careful examination of energy consumption in the building sector, which is about 38% of the final energy consumption in EU-27 (Eurostat data 2011) is needed in order to identify the specific areas for energy savings. Due to improved insulation levels of buildings this saving potential moves to more dynamic energy use sectors such as gains from appliances, high energy demand patterns (such as from heat pump) and consumer behaviour. Increasing interest in research in energy technologies result into rapid transformation of a sustainable and secure energy future for Europe. Together with further advancements in information technology, such as internet, it heralds many opportunities for European research, building construction and appliance industry. The development of high energy performance buildings, in which ICT will be fully integrated in the energy system, requires the application of dynamic methods, in conjunction with occupant behaviour models, in order to make use of the available energy resources with highest efficiency for a sustained living and working environment.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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