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Modelling electricity consumption in office buildings: an agent based approach

Zhang, Tao; Siebers, Peer-Olaf; Aickelin, Uwe

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Tao Zhang

Uwe Aickelin



Abstract

In this paper, we develop an agent-based model which integrates four important elements, i.e. organisational energy management policies/regulations, energy management technologies, electric appliances and equipment, and human behaviour, to simulate the electricity consumption in office buildings. Based on a case study, we use this model to test the effectiveness of different electricity management strategies, and solve practical office electricity consumption problems. This paper theoretically contributes to an integration of the four elements involved in the complex organisational issue of office electricity consumption, and practically contributes to an application of an agent-based approach for office building electricity consumption study.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Oct 1, 2011
Journal Energy and Buildings
Print ISSN 0378-7788
Electronic ISSN 1872-6178
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 10
Institution Citation Zhang, T., Siebers, P., & Aickelin, U. (2011). Modelling electricity consumption in office buildings: an agent based approach. Energy and Buildings, 43(10), doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.07.007
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.07.007
Keywords Office Energy Consumption, Agent-Based Simulation, Energy Management Technologies, Energy Management Strategies
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778811003094
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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