Study on the effect of preference of air-conditioning usage on the exergy consumption pattern within a built environment
by Marcel Schweiker; Masanori Shukuya
International Journal of Exergy (IJEX), Vol. 11, No. 4, 2012

Abstract: According to previous work, preference is one major factor influencing occupants' behaviour. This paper aims at identifying the magnitude preference on the exergy consumption pattern within a built environment. The comparison is made between one group claiming to like sleeping in air-conditioned spaces and the other claiming to dislike it. In conclusion, the exergy analysis showed that at the individual level, preference accounts for an exergy consumption rate up to 15% higher and that, at the community level, the exergy consumption rate of those preferring the AC-unit use is up to four times higher than that of the others'.

Online publication date: Tue, 13-Nov-2012

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