[Equest-users] Survey on occupant modelling practice in building simulation

Liam O'Brien Liam.OBrien at carleton.ca
Mon Sep 28 09:57:26 PDT 2015

Dear colleagues,

I am conducting a survey to better understand assumptions that building 
simulation users make about occupants. This is part of International 
Energy Agency - Energy in Buildings and Communities Annex 66. I'd be 
greatly appreciative if you would take 15 minutes and fill out the 
survey. For your effort, you have a chance to win a prize (see below) 
and you will have access to the aggregate survey results in 2016.

Please find the survey link and notice below.

Many thanks,

Liam O'Brien, PhD
Assistant Professor
Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering
Carleton University
Ottawa, Canada


The goal of this brief anonymous 38-question survey, aimed at 
practitioners (architects, engineers, other building modellers), is to 
inform researchers and software tool developers of current practices and 
attitudes about occupant modelling. Researchers are welcome to 
participate, but their responses may not be used in this study. The 
results will be securely and anonymously stored. Your information will 
not be shared with anyone. A summary of the aggregate results will be 
publicly released in approximately Summer 2016.


When the survey closes (anticipated by November 2015), the participants 
who provide an email address at the end of the survey will be randomly 
selected to win one of the following generously donated prizes:

  *      2 copies of the book “Modeling, Design, and Optimization of
    Net-Zero Energy Buildings” edited by Andreas Athienitis and William
    O’Brien. 396 pages.
  *      1 copy of the book “Building Performance Simulation for Design
    and Operation”, edited by Jan Hensen and Roberto Lamberts
  *      1 one-year subscription to the Journal of Building Performance
  *      3 BeeWi Bluetooth color LED smart light bulbs
  *      4 hard copies of “Daylight in Buildings - A source book on
    daylighting systems and components”
  *      2 copies of the printed proceedings of SimAUD 2015 (Symposium
    on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design)

Thanks for your time, in advance.

William (Liam) O'Brien, PhD
Assistant Professor
Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering
Carleton University
Canal Building, 5208
(613) 520-2600 ext. 8037
PI, Human Building Interaction Laboratory

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