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Occupant-Centric Simulation-Aided Building Design
Theory, Application, and Case Studies

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ISBN 9781032420028
April 28, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
416 Pages 146 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Occupant-Centric Simulation-Aided Building Design promotes occupants as a focal point for the design process. This resource for established and emerging building designers and researchers provides theoretical and practical means to restore occupants and their needs to the heart of the design process.

Helmed by leaders of the International Energy Agency Annex 79, this edited volume features contributions from a multi-disciplinary, globally recognized team of scholars and practitioners. Chapters on the indoor environment and human factors introduce the principles of occupant-centric design while chapters on selecting and applying models provide a thorough grounding in simulation-aided building design practice. A final chapter assembling detailed case studies puts the lessons of the preceding chapters into real world context. In fulfilment of the International Energy Agency’s mission of disseminating research on secure and sustainable energy to all, Occupant-Centric Simulation-Aided Building Design is available as an Open Access Gold title.

With a balance of fundamentals and design process guidelines, Occupant-Centric Simulation-Aided Building Design reorients the building design community towards buildings that recognize and serve diverse occupant needs, while aiming for superior environmental performance, based on the latest science and methods.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

William O’Brien, Farhang Tahmasebi

Chapter 2 Fundamentals of IEQ and Occupant Needs

Marcel Schweiker, Christiane Berger, Julia Day, Ardeshir Mahdavi

Chapter 3 Occupants in the building design decision-making process

Clarice Bleil de Souza, Simon Tucker, Zsofia Deme-Belafi, András Reith, Runa T. Hellwig

Chapter 4 Methods to obtain the occupant perspective

Clinton Andrews, Julia Day, Philip Agee, Rich Wener, Quan Jin, Jennifer Senick

Chapter 5 Occupant-centric performance metrics and performance targets

Tianzhen Hong, William O’Brien, Han Li, Jakob Hahn, Clarice Bleil De Souza, Zoltan Nagy

Chapter 6 Introduction to occupant modelling

William O’Brien, Davide Cali, Marilena De Simone, Amir Tabadkani, Elie Azar, Vinu Subashini Rajus, Philip Agee, Marcel Schweiker, Adam Rysanek

Chapter 7 Fit-for-purpose occupant modeling: Choosing the right approach

Isabella Gaetani, Ardeshir Mahdavi, Christiane Berger, Pieter-Jan Hoes, Jan L. M. Hensen

Chapter 8 Advanced simulation methods for occupant-centric building design

Farhang Tahmasebi, Mohamed Ouf, Tareq Abuimara, William O’Brien, Kaiyu Sun, Amir Tabadkani, Tianzhen Hong, Clarice Bleil De Souza

Chapter 9 Building interfaces: Design and considerations for simulation

Julia Day, Philip Agee, William O’Brien, Tareq Abuimara, Amir Tabadkani, Clinton Andrews

Chapter 10 Design of sequences of operation for occupant-centric controls

Burak Gunay, Brodie Hobson, Mohamed Ouf, Zoltan Nagy, Clayton Miller

Chapter 11 Detailed case studies

Tareq Abuimara, Attila Kopányi, Jean Rouleau, Ye Kang, Andrew Sonta, Ghadeer Derbas, Quan Jin, William O’Brien, Burak Gunay, Juan Sebastian Carrizo, Viktor Bukovszki, András Reith, Louis Gosselin, Jenny Zhou, Thomas Dougherty, Rishee Jain, Karsten Voss, Tugcin Kirant Mitic, Holger Wallbaum

Chapter 12 Conclusion

Farhang Tahmasebi, William O’Brien

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William O’Brien, PhD, PEng, is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and the principal investigator of the Human Building Interaction Lab at Carleton University, in Ottawa Canada. From 2018 to 2023 he served as an operating agent for IEA EBC Annex 79, the team that led this book. He has won several prestigious awards including the IBPSA Outstanding Young Achiever Award, Ontario Building Envelope Council Rising Star Award, and the Ontario Early Researcher Award.

Farhang Tahmasebi, PhD, CEng, MCIBSE, is a Lecturer at UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering. As a researcher and practitioner of building performance simulation and performance-based design, he co-led IEA EBC Annex 79 task group focused on applying occupant behavior models in simulation-aided building design process. Prior to his appointment at UCL, Dr Tahmasebi was a researcher and tutor at TU Wien Institute of Architectural Sciences.