Understanding the Occupant’s Behavior

  • Petra Stieninger


When reading about sustainability in the building sector, buzzwords such as net-zero energy buildings, smart meters, building automation, and internet of things are dominating the discussion. Technologies in this field have been evolving rapidly over the last years and decades, and building systems are getting more and more sophisticated. M2M solutions are facilitating the operations of buildings, the mix of natural and mechanical (or passive and active) solutions for HVAC and lighting are making high-quality indoor comfort more resource efficient, and improved building envelope insulation and the implementation of green roofs support energy conservation for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.


Behavior change Smart building design Environmental psychology Data analyzing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Petra Stieninger
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  1. 1.CCJM Engineers, Ltd.ChicagoUSA

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