Types of Energy Consumers in Offices

Minyoung Kwon, Hilde Remøy

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The building sector accounts for more than one-third of the total primary energy use and has significant potential for energy saving [1]. However, various physical and social factors affect the energy performance of dynamic systems, such as the indoor climate condition, the building envelope, maintenance, building equipment, operation, and occupant behaviour [2, 3]. Particularly human factors contribute to a high variance in energy consumption [4]. The occupant is a major leading factor for energy use in buildings, since building systems run to provide comfortable working environments for occupants. Many studies have used kWh/m2 /year to compare energy use of buildings [5]. However, the energy use also needs to be measured by occupancy schedule and density of building users [6-8] how many people work in an office; how many hours do they stay inside. The objective of this study is to investigate how much the energy use per person is different before and after office renovation towards energy efficiency, and to identify user types according to occupancy schedule and whether energy use differs between users.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventBehave 2018: 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 5 Sep 20187 Sep 2018


ConferenceBehave 2018: 5th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency


  • User types
  • Office building
  • Office renovation
  • Workplaces
  • Energy efficiency

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