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Proceedings 2018, 2(15), 1125;

Towards Integrating Behaviour Demand Response into Simulation Based Heat Production Optimisation

People Behaviour & Technology Integration Group, Nimbus Research Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork T12P928, Ireland
Presented at Sustainable Places 2018 (SP 2018), Aix-les Bains, France, 27–29 June 2018.
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Published: 23 August 2018
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Behaviour Demand Response (BDR) is the process of communicating with the building occupants and integrating their behavioural flexibility into the energy value chain. In this paper we will present an integrated behavioural model based on well-established behavioural theories and show how it can be used to provide predictable flexibility to the production schedule optimisation. The proposed approach is two-fold: the model can be used to predict the expected behavioural flexibility of occupants as well as to generate optimal communication to trigger reliable BDR events. A system architecture will be presented showing how BDR can be integrated into simulation passed building/district operation.
Keywords: Behaviour Demand Response (BDR); flexibility; simulation-based optimisation Behaviour Demand Response (BDR); flexibility; simulation-based optimisation
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Beder, C.; Blanke, J.; Klepal, M. Towards Integrating Behaviour Demand Response into Simulation Based Heat Production Optimisation. Proceedings 2018, 2, 1125.

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