International Energy Agency EBC - Annex 79 project - Occupant-Centric Building Design and Operation [2018-2023]

Project Details

Description

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases. Meanwhile trends in teleworking, co-working, and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules. Finally, global expectations for comfort are increasing, while a variety of new technologies may or may not succeed in meeting this demand. The convergence of these trends has necessitated a new look at how occupants are incorporated into building design and operation practice throughout the building life-cycle.

Subtask 1: Multi-aspect environmental exposure, building interfaces, and human behaviour
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/12/201931/12/2023

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Keywords

  • Human Building Interaction
  • Human perception
  • human-centred design
  • human inhabitation
  • architectural space
  • architecture
  • Affordances
  • adaptive opportunities
  • adaptation
  • usability
  • multi-domain effects

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