Modelling office energy consumption: an agent based approach
Zhang, Tao and Siebers, Peer-Olaf and Aickelin, Uwe (2010) Modelling office energy consumption: an agent based approach. In: 3rd World Congress on Social Simulation (WCSS2010), 6-9 Sept 2010, Kassel, Germany.
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, based on a case study, to simulate the energy consumption in office buildings. With the model, we test the effectiveness of different energy management strategies, and solve practical office energy consumption problems. This paper theoretically contributes to an integration of four elements involved in the complex organisational issue of office energy consumption, and practically contributes to an application of agent-based approach for office building energy consumption study.
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