Toward a building occupant network agent-based model to simulate peer induced energy conservation behavior

Jiayu Chen, John E. Taylor, His Hsien Wei

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Building occupant networks can impact energy use decision-making. With the use of eco-feedback systems, energy usage information can propagate through social networks and influence an individual's energy consumption decisions. In this paper, we develop a computational model for individual energy consumption behavior and network information transmission. By comparing the impact of several parameters in the network level computational model and validating the parameters in an experimental setting, future research can utilize this model to clarify how network relations can be leveraged for modifying energy conservation behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011 - Phoenix, AZ, United States
Duration: 11 Dec 201114 Dec 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - Winter Simulation Conference
ISSN (Print)0891-7736


Conference2011 Winter Simulation Conference, WSC 2011
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhoenix, AZ

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications

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