Vorhersage des energierelevanten Interaktionsverhaltens von Menschen mit Gebäuden

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Projektart und Laufzeit

FFF-Förderprojekt, Februar 2015 bis April 2018 (abgeschlossen)


Institut für Architektur und Raumentwicklung


Nachhaltiges Planen und Bauen


Nachhaltiges Bauen


This research proposal aims for the development of a numerical model for the prediction of energy relevant human interaction with buildings, based on appropriate theories from psychology, and the integration of such a numerical model into a simulation program for the prediction of the energy consumption of buildings. The work program starts from the results of the applicant fs doctoral thesis and the related publications about the psychology of occupant behaviour in buildings and will seamlessly continue this work. For this to achieve, three working phases are planned: During phase 1 the homogenization, operationalization and transformation into numerical form of those psychological theories will be implemented, whose appropriateness for the conceptualization of a prediction model has already been scientifically proven by the research of the applicant. Following this, the resulting algorithm will be converted during phase 2 into a computer program and integrated into the building simulation system TRNSYS 17. Finally, during phase 3, a number of provisional validation measures will be developed and applied to the algorithm. The work program comprises three years.
The research results will contribute to the reduction of energy consumption of buildings by the improvement of the pertinent planning tools. Beyond this, the results will contribute, through a better understanding of the needs, motives and actions of building occupants, to a better understanding of the reciprocity between humans and buildings and will thus enhance the focus on human needs during the planning process.


  • Forschungsförderungsfonds der Universität Liechtenstein