Mind the gap: Methodology discussion of the extraction and analysis of pilot phase data to generate multi-configuration household behavioural profiles

Aly, Abdelrahman and Elnokaly, Amira and Mills, Glen (2017) Mind the gap: Methodology discussion of the extraction and analysis of pilot phase data to generate multi-configuration household behavioural profiles. Proceedings of 33rd PLEA International Conference Design to Thrive. Volume I, 1 . pp. 353-360. ISSN .

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This paper constitutes the conclusion of a three-month pilot study, concluding March 2017, performed
in a CfSH level 5 housing projects in Lincolnshire, UK. The study uses purpose designed activity and occupancy logs,
climate tracking and monitoring of interior environment through the use of data loggers. The research’s final
output uses occupancy tracking by introducing self-observation and its translation to energy consumption by its
integration into multiple occupancy calculation methodologies to investigate these results within the post-pilot
study phase. The pilot study constitutes the development of these methods according to each house’s occupants
and the research objectives. The study aims at generating multi-configuration household behavioural profiles
through extracting a comprehensive full set of data, including room functions, activities and factors that contribute
to energy consumption by balancing the use of logs and participant comfort. The research undertakes a bottomup
survey, assessing consumption information of frequently used equipment in the house and calculating variable
total consumption in accordance with the occupancy and activity logs. In addition, the use of an initial semistructured
interview that was undertaken to address the phenomenological causes that underline the observed
behaviour, as well as account for non-quantifiable factors of behaviour. The findings of this study have shown
patterns of behaviour that are atypical of usual design assumptions as well as a variety of household combinations
that interact uniquely with their buildings.

Additional Information:Conference: PLEA 2017 Design to thrive, Edinburgh 3-5 July 2017.
Keywords:Behavioural Profiles, Performance Gap, Occupancy log, Code for Sustainable Homes (CFsH)
Subjects:K Architecture, Building and Planning > K210 Building Technology
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K220 Construction Management
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K100 Architecture
K Architecture, Building and Planning > K130 Architectural Technology
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Architecture & Design > School of Architecture & Design (Architecture)
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ID Code:27826
Deposited On:18 Jul 2017 14:45

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