OB-17 Joint IEA EBC Annex 66 and 69 Symposium on Occupant Behaviour and Adaptive Thermal Comfort

by Rune Korsholm Andersen, updated at March 23, 2017

OB-17 is the third international symposium focusing on monitoring, modelling, and manipulating occupant behaviour and the energy and comfort consequences of these behaviours. It aims to bring researchers from Annex 69 and Annex 66 together to share recent research, technological developments and best practices on the understanding and influence of adaptive thermal comfort and occupant behaviour in buildings.

Researchers and practitioners from broad backgrounds (engineering, architecture, psychology, sociology, marketing, etc.) are encouraged to participate. OB-17 aims to stimulate discussions and debate on adaptive thermal comfort and occupant behaviour. The symposium follows a two day Annex 69 expert meeting on adaptive thermal comfort and, is followed by a two-day Annex 66 meeting on Modelling of Occupant behaviour in buildings. Both meetings will be held at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU).

The symposium will consist of the following four sessions:

Measuring the environment, occupant behaviour and its triggers: physical and physiological

  • Physical and physiological drivers for different behaviours
  • Physiological proxies for comfort
  • Measuring occupants’ behaviour

Measuring the environment, occupant behaviour and its triggers: social and psychological

  • Social and psychological drivers for different behaviours
  • Influence of social and psychological aspects on thermal comfort

Modelling occupant behaviour at the building and population scales: integration into building models and standards

  • Models of adaptive comfort
  • Models of occupant behaviour

Learning from case study buildings: lessons from occupant behaviour in exemplar buildings

  • Case studies including thermal comfort and/or occupant behaviour

Each session will be divided into slots of 20 minutes (including questions and discussions).

We invite participants who would like to present to submit an abstract of maximum 300 words, describing their potential talk. These will go through a blinded review process which will form the basis for the selection of talks.

Please send your abstract in pdf format to annex.meetings@byg.dtu.dk before the 15th of March 2017. Remember to indicate which session you would like to present in.

Prices
Annex 69 meeting including lunch both days and dinner on May 15: 1400 DKK
OB17 symposium including lunch and reception (not dinner) on May 17: 500 DKK
Annex 66 meeting including lunch both days and dinner on May 18: 1400 DKK

Registration
Please register before April 30 via the following link: http://www.conferencemanager.dk/annex66meeting

Important dates

  • March 15: Submission of abstract
  • April 15 Notification of acceptance
  • May 15-16 Annex 69 meeting
  • May 17 OB17 symposium
  • May 18-19 Annex 66 meeting

Venue

The Symposium will be held at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, You can find a map of the campus here.

Location: The glass hall in Building 101 (the main building).

For more information 

 

Annex 66 Meeting in Beijing in 2017

by Da Yan, August 25, 2016

We are pleased to announce the last Annex 66 meeting will be held in Tsinghua University, Beijing on September 25thto 27th, 2017. The meeting will be composed of an open symposium and a two-day expert meeting.

We will invite speakers to present their view on the topic from an industry, engineering research and social science research perspective. The achievements of activities, the final report, as well as a potential new annex will be discussed during the two-day expert meeting.

Tsinghua University is located in Haidian District, Beijing, the capital city of China. Beijing boasts a history of more than 3,000 years that has been proved by words and cultural relics. It is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China. September is the best visiting time in Beijing regarding the climate.

I hope you could keep this time slots to join the last Annex 66 meeting. Thank you all for your participation in Annex 66! Looking forward to meeting you all in Beijing next year!


Past Meetings

OB-16 Symposium and 4th IEA EBC Annex 66 Experts’ Meeting (August 3-5, 2016, Carleton University)

OB-16 is the second international symposium focusing on monitoring, modelling, and manipulating occupant behaviour and the energy and comfort consequences of these behaviours. Presenters from broad backgrounds (engineering, architecture, psychology, sociology, marketing, etc.; researchers or practitioners) are encouraged to participate. OB-16 aims to stimulate discussions and debate and to encourage contributions to IEA EBC Annex 66 “Definition and Simulation of Occupant Behavior in Buildings” (www.annex66.org). A two-day meeting of Annex 66 follows OB-16 (August 4th and 5th, also at Carleton University), with all symposium participants welcome to attend.

Carleton University has about 28 thousand students and is one of Ottawa’s two major universities and is known for its programs in public and international affairs, engineering, architecture, and journalism. Ottawa is Canada’s capital and has a population of nearly 1-million. It is located in Eastern Ontario, Canada’s most populated province. It has an international airport with direct flights to several European cities (Frankfurt and London) and many North American cities. Ottawa is known for its many museums, cultural attractions, and proximity to nature.

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IEA-EBC Annex 66 International symposium and 3rd expert meeting in Vienna, Austria

We are happy to announce that registration for IEA-EBC Annex 66 International symposium and 3rd expert meeting in Vienna, Austria is now open at http://bpi.tuwien.ac.at/annex66/.

The deadline for registration is Wednesday, 17th of February 2016. But to facilitate the meeting organization, we encourage you to complete the registration at your earliest convenience. Additional information (registration, accommodation, and schedule) may be found at http://bpi.tuwien.ac.at/annex66/.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at annex66@tuwien.ac.at, if you have any questions with regard to Vienna International symposium and Annex 66 meeting.

The 3rd Expert Meeting of the Working Phase will be hosted by Prof. Ardeshir Mahdavi, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, March 30 to April 1, 2016. 

Building energy performance and occupant behavior

This is the first announcement of the second IEA EBC Annex 66 Expert Meeting which will be held together with a one-day International Symposium.

During the symposium, invited speakers will present their view on the topic from an industry, engineering research and social science research perspective. This will be followed by a series of short PhD-presentations discussed with an expert panel. A banquet will finish the first day in the Karlsruhe Palace. .

During the two-day expert meeting, the scope and the progress of work of the annex will be discussed in the general panel and in parallel sub-task sessions. An evening event on the first evening of the expert meeting will give the opportunity to continue discussions in a relaxed atmosphere.

Attendance fee:

International Symposium Daytime (excl. banquet):

120 €

Banquet (August 3rd)

30 €

2nd Expert Meeting of IEA EBC Annex 66
Daytime (2 days) and Evening Dinner at 1st day (August 4th)

50 €

Symposium and Annex Meeting (excl. banquet, but incl. Evening Dinner)

180 €

Symposium, Annex Meeting, and banquet (incl. Evening Dinner)

210 €

The fee includes all congress information. Registration is possible until July, 24th 2015.

Registration is over. In case you would like to attend the symposium or meeting, please send an email to marcel.schweiker@kit.edu

Hotel Reservations German    English

 

International Symposium on Building Energy Performance and Occupant Behavior

August 3rd 2015

Program (tentative)

10:00

Welcome and Introduction

Andreas Wagner, Karl-Friedrich Ziegahn (KIT)

 

Session 1
Occupant behavior from an engineering perspective

 

10:15

Key Note:
From total energy use in buildings to Occupant Behavior

 

Bjarne Olesen (DTU)

10:45

Rebound effects in residential apartment buildings after refurbishment

Dirk Müller (RWTH Aachen)

11:05

 

Simulation of pedestrian behavior with the social Force Model

Tobias Kretz (PTV Group)

11:25

Coffee break

 

 

Session 2
Occupant behavior from a psychological/sociological perspective

 

11:45

Key Note:
Promoting behavior change of occupants

 

Ellen van der Werff (University of Groningen)

12:15

Insights into occupants' satisfaction at workplaces: method and results from field studies

Karin Schakib-Ekbatan (IREES)

12:35

 

Inferring cognitive states from behavioral data: Examples from driving simulation studies

Gerhard Rinkenauer (IfADO)

12:55

Lunch Break

 

 

Session 3
Occupant behavior from an industry perspective

 

14:00

Key Note:
Building Automation as a key to manage occupant demand and energy performance

Dirk John (ABB)

14:30

Detecting energy in-efficiency – an effective and smart approach

Giel van Giersbergen (Cofely)

14:50

 

Technological implementation of occupant behavior in energy efficiency solutions for buildings

Janis Anders (Kieback & Peter)

15:10

Coffee Break

 

 

PhD Session

 

15:30

8 x 5’ presentations with short panel comments and discussion

Call open until end of June

17:00

End

 

 

2nd Expert Meeting of IEA EBC Annex 66

Program (tentative)

Date: Tuesday, August 4 - Wednesday, August 5

Venue: Faculty of Architecture, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

10:00 - 17:00       General discussions and sub-task sessions.

                          Evening event on Tuesday.

Registration

  • 2nd Expert Meeting of IEA EBC Annex 66 Daytime (2 days) and Evening Dinner at 1st day): 50 €
  • Symposium and Annex meeting: 180 €

 

Details of the meetings are available at the following flyer and slides.