Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2018, Page: 32-39
Investigating Energy-Related Occupants' Behaviors on Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings (Opening/Closing Windows and Blinds)
Shima Molavi Sanzighi, Department of Architecture, Gonbad Kavoos Branch, Islamic Azad University, Gonbad Kavoos, Iran
Received: Jun. 19, 2018;       Published: Jun. 20, 2018
DOI: 10.11648/j.jenr.20180701.15      View  924      Downloads  63
Considering the high energy consumption in the building sector, there are several ways to improve energy consumption, part of which is technology-related and partly related to the performance of the people, given that the human segment is much easier and cheaper than the technology sector., The optimal use of these energy-driven behaviors can greatly help improve indoor comfort and reduce energy consumption in the building. In this research, the effects of changes in the energy-oriented behavior pattern (opening and closing of the window and curtain) on the cooling load and power consumption are reviewed annually in a common building. Building simulation was done using the Designer Bidder software. It was found that the use of a proper behavior pattern could reduce the percentage of energy consumption (electricity for cooling). After choosing a residential building in the Gonbad-e-Kavos, a typical apartment building in the city, simulations have been carried out in three modes, and the cooling and electricity consumption (purely for cooling) models are compared in one year. In the simulated model, the third state behavioral model was more favorable in terms of reducing cooling load and power consumption in one year. The results of this simulation show that a change in behavior patterns can make a significant change in its energy consumption. Energy-efficient behaviors have a very high potential for optimizing energy consumption in buildings along with other engineering and technical solutions.
Energy–Related Behavior, Reducing Energy Consumption, Thermal Comfort, Design Builder Software, Residential Building
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Shima Molavi Sanzighi, Investigating Energy-Related Occupants' Behaviors on Energy Consumption in Residential Buildings (Opening/Closing Windows and Blinds), Journal of Energy and Natural Resources. Vol. 7, No. 1, 2018, pp. 32-39. doi: 10.11648/j.jenr.20180701.15
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