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The influence of user behaviour on energy use in old dwellings: case-study analysis of a social housing neighbourhood

Marc Delghust UGent, Jelle Laverge UGent, Arnold Janssens UGent, Charline Van Erck UGent and Charlotte Taelman UGent (2012) 5th International Building Physics Conference, Proceedings. p.809-816
abstract
Taking user behaviour into account to predict the real energy use and possible savings in houses, remains a challenge of huge importance for the Belgian social housing sector, which owns large buildings stocks in urgent need of refurbishment. Within this context, a case-study analysis was carried out on 36 (nearly) identical social houses from a single neighbourhood, dating from the sixties. Information on user behaviour, indoor air quality and thermal comfort was gathered both through in-situ measurements and through surveys of the inhabitants. Furthermore, air tightness and heat flux measurements aimed at increasing the accurate knowledge of the buildings’ characteristics and data on real energy use were gathered. This paper presents some findings from this case study, focusing on the energy use for heating. The huge differences in energy use observed between households on the one hand and between theoretic EPBD-calculations and real measurements on the other hand are investigated. The findings from the measurements and the surveys are implemented in an improved multi-zone quasi-steady state calculation code reaching much better correlations with the real energy figures. This illustrates the influence of some behavioural parameters and the usefulness of both sources of information: surveys and measurements. Remaining causes of discrepancies are further reported.
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keyword
social housing, EPBD, user behaviour, energy calculation, heating demand
in
5th International Building Physics Conference, Proceedings
issue
5
issue title
The Role of Building Physics in Resolving Carbon Reduction Challenge and Promoting Human Health in Buildings
pages
809 - 816
publisher
5th IBPC Organizing Committee
place of publication
Kyoto, Japan
conference name
5th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2012)
conference location
Kyoto, Japan
conference start
2012-05-28
conference end
2012-05-31
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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C1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2919457
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2919457
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2012-06-25 17:13:34
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2012-06-26 13:57:22
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  abstract     = {Taking user behaviour into account to predict the real energy use and possible savings in houses, remains a challenge of huge importance for the Belgian social housing sector, which owns large buildings stocks in urgent need of refurbishment. Within this context, a case-study analysis was carried out on 36 (nearly) identical social houses from a single neighbourhood, dating from the sixties. Information on user behaviour, indoor air quality and thermal comfort was gathered both through in-situ measurements and through surveys of the inhabitants. Furthermore, air tightness and heat flux measurements aimed at increasing the accurate knowledge of the buildings{\textquoteright} characteristics and data on real energy use were gathered. This paper presents some findings from this case study, focusing on the energy use for heating. The huge differences in energy use observed between households on the one hand and between theoretic EPBD-calculations and real measurements on the other hand are investigated. The findings from the measurements and the surveys are implemented in an improved multi-zone quasi-steady state calculation code reaching much better correlations with the real energy figures. This illustrates the influence of some behavioural parameters and the usefulness of both sources of information: surveys and measurements. Remaining causes of discrepancies are further reported.},
  author       = {Delghust, Marc and Laverge, Jelle and Janssens, Arnold and Van Erck, Charline and Taelman, Charlotte},
  booktitle    = {5th International Building Physics Conference, Proceedings},
  keyword      = {social housing,EPBD,user behaviour,energy calculation,heating demand},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Kyoto, Japan},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {809--816},
  publisher    = {5th IBPC Organizing Committee},
  title        = {The influence of user behaviour on energy use in old dwellings: case-study analysis of a social housing neighbourhood},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Delghust, Marc, Jelle Laverge, Arnold Janssens, Charline Van Erck, and Charlotte Taelman. 2012. “The Influence of User Behaviour on Energy Use in Old Dwellings: Case-study Analysis of a Social Housing Neighbourhood.” In 5th International Building Physics Conference, Proceedings, 809–816. Kyoto, Japan: 5th IBPC Organizing Committee.
APA
Delghust, M., Laverge, J., Janssens, A., Van Erck, C., & Taelman, C. (2012). The influence of user behaviour on energy use in old dwellings: case-study analysis of a social housing neighbourhood. 5th International Building Physics Conference, Proceedings (pp. 809–816). Presented at the 5th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2012), Kyoto, Japan: 5th IBPC Organizing Committee.
Vancouver
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Delghust M, Laverge J, Janssens A, Van Erck C, Taelman C. The influence of user behaviour on energy use in old dwellings: case-study analysis of a social housing neighbourhood. 5th International Building Physics Conference, Proceedings. Kyoto, Japan: 5th IBPC Organizing Committee; 2012. p. 809–16.
MLA
Delghust, Marc, Jelle Laverge, Arnold Janssens, et al. “The Influence of User Behaviour on Energy Use in Old Dwellings: Case-study Analysis of a Social Housing Neighbourhood.” 5th International Building Physics Conference, Proceedings. Kyoto, Japan: 5th IBPC Organizing Committee, 2012. 809–816. Print.