Invited Keynote: Appropriate indoor environmental control - Where are we and where do we want to be on the scale from automatic to personal control?

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Invited keynote at Roomvent 2024, April 22-25, Stockholm, Sweden

Indoor environmental control can be approached from several perspectives, i.e. health, resilience, environmental impact, a.o. energy efficiency or individual perception. The answers on how much control should be given to individuals are ambivalent, depending on those diverging perspectives. Introducing those diverging perspectives first, the keynote will subsequently introduce the main influencing factors on the degree of personal control perceived by humans, pointing towards the need for contextualised control concepts. Finally, a design approach on how to design for adequate personal control will be introduced, supporting building and system designers, planners and operators in designing, implementing and maintaining suitable control concepts.
Period25 Apr 2024
Event titleRoomvent 2024: Healthy air together - when scientific and industrial advances meet the needs of society
Event typeConference
LocationStockholm, SwedenShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • personal control
  • automation
  • IoT
  • adaptive opportunities
  • Occupant-centric building design and operation
  • usability
  • affordances
  • rebound
  • life cycle assessment
  • perceived control
  • user centric