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Generating traffic-based building occupancy schedules in Chattanooga, Tennessee from a grid of traffic sensors...

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
Building Simulation 2021
Book Title
Proceedings of the Building Simulation 2021 Conference
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Page Number
Conference Name
Building Simulation Conference
Conference Location
Bruges, Belgium
Conference Sponsor
International Building Performance Simulation Association
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Building occupancy significantly impacts energy use, timing for demand impacts, and is a significant source of uncertainty in building energy models. There are relatively few sources that define building occupancy schedules and number of occupants per building or space type. More importantly, these sources define traditional schedules that are likely not to reflect the true occupancy of a given building. We construct traffic-based occupancy schedules which are more responsive to changes in mobility patterns, and which can realistically estimate occupant arrivals, departures, and counts in individual buildings.