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BOCS: building occupancy certification system

BOCS, a building occupancy certification system, provides rich data sets for understanding and influencing occupancy patterns and their impact on energy use and indoor climate. This knowledge is helpful in reducing energy consumption in these investigated contexts. By analysing big data sets on occupancy in commercial EU buildings and using this information to draft certification policies, an independent certification standard for assessing building energy occupancy can be established. This standard can be referred to as a European ‘energy occupancy label’, comparable to other existing energy label standards. This data can also be used to solve energy-related occupancy problems.

Product Description

  • The Building Occupancy Certificate (‘energy occupancy label’) is a standard developed to evaluate the influence of occupants’ behaviour on the energy performance of buildings, which requires the use of the Occupancy Monitor.
  • The Occupancy Monitor is a hardware and software system for real-time monitoring and analysis of building occupancy patterns in relation to energy consumption, factors specific to building type and function, occupants’ comfort preferences and satisfaction.
  • Spin-off products and services for stimulating energy-saving occupant behaviours will be developed as extensions of the occupancy monitor.

Target market

  • Multinational companies with offices in Europe, building management companies, building managers, product and service spin-offs
  • Commercial buildings, residential buildings
Success
The Building Occupancy Certificate will reduce uncertainty about expected energy savings. This will encourage financial institutions to finance low carbon technology projects and allow building owners to secure their return on investment.
Climate Relevance
The Building Occupancy Certificate and direct feedback from the Occupancy Monitor will help to significantly reduce the amount of energy being consumed in buildings.
People
Contact person
Prof. Dr. David Keyson
E-mail
D.V.Keyson@tudelft.nl
Leading Institution
TU Delft
Living Lab
Concept House Village
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