This report is the pdf version of the CBEI Final report and results.
There is a growing body of literature on the effects of load shedding in controlling energy demand and supply, but there is virtually no research on the behavioral effects this practice may have on building occupants. This report describes the methods and results of an interrupted time series quasi-experiment used to try to capture these results.
The paper provides a survey of recent literature that highlights the influence of factors, such as social, cultural, environmental and regulatory, on electricity consumption behavior.
The paper provides a review of literature on the building occupant behavioral characteristics.
This project develops a calibrated occupant behavior module that aids building design & operation by simulating user impacts on energy use.
As a member of the Subtask 5.4 Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ) assessment team, the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University conducted a Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) for Building 661 in Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA, on July 10th, 2015.
We still think of buildings as investments in things: real estate, land, technology. Yet, we build to provide an environment for people to work, live, learn, play and recover from illness. Investing in people requires a dual approach of reducing risks and promoting positive experience.
The Navy Yard Electric Utility (TNYEU) is very interested in making energy efficiency retrofits easier for TNY’s building owners and tenants to implement, and thus support its energy reduction goal.
The EEB Hub held its first Occupant-Led Energy Efficiency Workshop on January 14, 2014. This event convened representatives from eight innovative, energy-focused companies, EEB Hub researchers, and a large portfolio holding company, to discuss the current state of technology that engages tenants with energy efficiency in commercial buildings.